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Thread: Muntjac, do thy bark and do they sound like a fox

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    Muntjac, do thy bark and do they sound like a fox

    I heard what i thought was a fox barking but would be supprised if there was one in that area ?
    Could it have been a muntjak ?

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    There's more!

    Ever heard a sad munty?

    sad little monkey

    Poor thing. Sounds really miserable.

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    Certainly could have been a muntjac. Did it bark consistently...to the point where you just wanted to shout "shut up"...if so, it was almost definitely a muntjac

    To see if it was, check this sound clip:

    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpag...52&sec=-1&pn=1

    Or go here:

    http://www.nickpenny.com/audio%20diary%202008.html and check out muntjacdeer210108.mp3

    willie_gunn

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    I used to drop alot of munty qwhen i lived in Essex...the farmers considered them a pest.

    Little buggers will bark for no aparent reason and it's common to come across a little buck barking away to itself as it wanders on...they can and often will bark for 5-10mins or more.

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    doe' will bark aswell, watch one yesterday

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    I had a buck bark at me for a good 15 minutes a couple of months ago.

    I was at the top of a path through the woods and he was standing behind a fallen tree about 40 metres away. At first I could just hear him, but then I caught sight of a patch of brown that shouldn't have been there. He didn't run away - he just stood there and barked. After 15 minutes he got bored before I did and took two steps out from behind the tree

    I have found on numerous occasions that if a muntjac is barking at you, and you can spot it, then there's often a good chance of eventually getting a shot. The trick is patience and the ability to stay as still as possible - movement resulting instead in the sight of an erect white tail heading in the opposite direction!

    willie_gunn

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn
    the sight of an erect white tail heading in the opposite direction!

    willie_gunn
    Ah the one finger salute!

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    As willie gun suggests, if you take your time and stalk in carefully that barking can often be taken as an open invitation to take a shot.

    If, however, you lose sight of the animal on your approach and the frequency of barks suddenly increases that's muntjac for "HA! HA! SEEN YOU!"

    This usually accompanies a spirited dash into cover as he shows you his a*#e!

    All good fun!!

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    i remember creaping around the woods when i was a kid looking for squriells to slap with my old mans .22 and the amount of times i shat my pants as a muntjac would bark at me and run off from the bramble patch 20yrds away

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