. Mammals of other lands;. Mammals. 232 THE LIVING ANIMALS OF THE WORLD it from sinking, When forced out intq dry ground by heavy floods, the formation of its feet so hinders it in running that it can be overtaken and speared by a native on foot. I was informed by the natives on the Chobi River that, when the floods enabled them to paddle their canoes through thereed-beds, they often killed con- siderable numbers of the sitatungas. These animals, they said, when theysaw a canoe approaching, would often not attempt to seek safety by flight, but would sink down in the water, submerging their who

- Image ID: RDMET7
The Book Worm / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: RDMET7
. Mammals of other lands;. Mammals. 232 THE LIVING ANIMALS OF THE WORLD it from sinking, When forced out intq dry ground by heavy floods, the formation of its feet so hinders it in running that it can be overtaken and speared by a native on foot. I was informed by the natives on the Chobi River that, when the floods enabled them to paddle their canoes through thereed-beds, they often killed con- siderable numbers of the sitatungas. These animals, they said, when theysaw a canoe approaching, would often not attempt to seek safety by flight, but would sink down in the water, submerging their whole bodies, and leaving only their nostrils above the surface, and in this position were easily speared. The sitatunga is not gregarious, but is met with singly or in pairs. The hair is long, but soft and silky; and the skins are much sought after by the natives for blankets. In addition to the bushbucks and sitatungas, two more very notable spiral-horned African antelopes remain to be mentioned — namely, the GREATER KuDU and the LESSER KUDU. The Greater Kudu is one of the most magnificent-looking of the whole family of antelopes; and is an animal of. Photo by tht huonin 6/ BedforS] FEMALE GORAL Tke goral is a Himalayan antelope^ ivith someivhat the habits of a chamois large size, an adult male standing 4 feet 9 inches and upwards at the withers. The general colour of this species is light brown to dark grey, the old males looking much darker than females or younger animals, because the scanti- ness of their coats shows the dark colour of the skin beneath. On each side of the body and hind- quarters there are several white stripes, which varyin number from four to eight or nine. As in all this group of antelopes,. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Cornish, C. J. (Charles John), 1858-1906. New