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mouse deer which comprise the Tragulidae, one of the six families of ruminants in the order Artiodactyla. They are very small (6 to 10 inches high), hornless and have protruding canine teeth which serve as tusks. Includes Tragulus, Hyemoschus spp.
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Take for example the little mouse deer Kantjil, an Indonesian fable character that, although astute, is much more benign than Anansi.
There they shop at a floating market, make their own kites, pursue Mouse Deer through the rain forest, and wonderfully enjoy themselves.
He was an especially good friend of SAO Jarit Meluda; they were best friends and often traveled together [Jarit Meluda and Richards wrote an excellent little book together on various kinds of Iban fish traps, hunting gear, and fishing and hunting lore, including methods for "calling" mouse deer and fish, published by the Borneo Literature Bureau in Iban as Penemu Begiga (1962).
Among those snuffed out were sloth bears, langurs, Malabar giant squirrels, rusty spotted cats ( smallest wild cat in the world), small Indian civets ( nocturnal), mouse deer ( nocturnal), monitor lizards, turtle species and scores of birds and snakes.