196 Horns 7 3/4 inches long 2 dia [diameter] deep hairy half way up their black [horn] jointed at top one inch from top, not pronged Ears 7 inches long sharp tipped Head 12 from nose to top skull 3 ft [feet] high at shoulders 4 ft [feet] 1 inch root tail to top skull Eye very near (1 inch) base of horns Hair straight spongy 2 in [inches] long brown lavender color outside Mouse colored at base both where white & brown Sharp pointed blackish brown over black White on buttocks Tail fan 4 inches long white beneath brown streak on top down the middle
197 Head black in front (lower half) above brown White on side 3 bars of white on lower side of neck reaching half way up the last bar uniting with white of belly wh [which] after passing between the fore legs rises half way up on the sides Main erect 4 inches long brown black pointed Beautiful eye. When brought to light. 20 in hand Lower part of the head blunt & cow like
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
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