Burma image, WAA0106. Our first kill a Mountain Sambur killed near the hill in background just brought home by boat.
Photograph taken by James Henry Green in Kachin Land, Burma (Myanmar) in the 1920s.
All this country is full of Game. Traces of wild elephant are seen everywhere along the road. One of our recruiters was again attacked by a wild tusker who ran him through the thigh. By some miracle the lad was not killed. ? Skins of leopards, cats and bears are constantly brought in for reward. Wild pigs are numerous and do much damage to the crops. ?The Kachins display considerable pluck in tackling big game with the most unsuitable weapons. I heard of a case in which a Kachin killed a wild elephant with his dah [sword], by cutting off the tip of its trunk. ? Their adventures with tiger are so numerous as to be scarcely worth mentioning. ? Whenever a tiger is killed its length is records by burying stones to mark where the nose and tail lay. Such measurements are often seen at the numshangs or village gate-ways. The skull of a tiger is always buried in the middle of a path, so that all men may walk over it. Tiger?s claws are worn by children as a charm against paralysis. The jaws and teeth are fastened to the slings of dah [sword] scabbards. The gall of bears is prized as a medicine? [?Races of Burma?, Major C. M. Enriquez, Meiktila, 1920, pp.80-81]