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Short sketches of the wild sports & natural history of the highlands

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Published by John Murray in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hunting -- Scotland -- Highlands,
  • Natural history -- Scotland -- Highlands

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Charles St. John
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 319 p.
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24172255M
    OCLC/WorldCa5713123

    Young Deerhounds can sometimes, depending on the individual, be quite destructive especially when they are not given sufficient exercise; however, the average adult Deerhound may want to spend most of the day stretched out on the floor or a couch sleeping. The environment in which they worked, the cool, often wet, and hilly Scottish Highland glens, contributed to the larger, rough-coated appearance of the breed. It's the thistle that most people think of when imagining the family as a while, and remains one of the most beloved symbols of Scottish nationality of all time. Select a valid country.

    Thus, Scotland chose the Scottish thistle as its national emblem. Instead of a sneaking night-walking ruffian, a mixture of cowardice and ferocity, as most English poachers are, and ready to commit any crime that he hopes to perpetrate with impunity, the Highlander is a bold fearless fellow, shooting openly by daylight, taking his sport in the same manner as the Laird, or the Sassenach who rents the ground. In the space of a morning's walk you may be either in the most fertile or in the most barren spot of the country. It has small, dark "rose" ears which are soft and folded back against the head unless held semi-erect in excitement. He was buried in Southampton cemetery.

    Much of Scotland's ancient history has been lost to us, as in these earlier times, there was no written language to preserve the ways of Scotland. Description[ edit ] Scottish Deerhound circa In outward appearance, the Scottish Deerhound is similar to the Greyhoundbut larger and more heavily boned. My memorandums, having for the most part been written down at the moment, and describing anecdotes and incidents that fell under my actual observation, will at all events contain correct descriptions of the nature and habits of the animals and birds of the country; though, not being originally intended for publication, they are not arranged in any regular order. Achius supposedly founded the Thistle's Order in the ninth century, restricting the order to thirteen knights to reflect Christ and his Twelve Apostles. Being sportsmen by nature, as well as poachers, they enjoy the wild variety of a day's ptarmigan-shooting as much as the more legal shooter does. I made the lad who was with me watch part of the night to see they didn't get at me when I was asleep, though I didn't want him to join in helping me, as they knew his name, and it might have got him into trouble.


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My subject, as connected both to natural history and sporting, has led me back to my former wanderings in the more northern and wilder parts of the country, where I had great opportunities Short sketches of the wild sports & natural history of the highlands book becoming acquainted with the habits of the wilder and rarer birds and beasts, who are natives of those districts ; and the pursuit of whom always had greater charms for me than the more commonplace occupations of grouse or partridge shooting.

Leitch A sportsman and naturalist's tour in Sutherlandshire - C. In Edinburgh, there are numbers of men who work as porters, etc. Having been in the habit of keeping an irregular kind of journal, and of making notes of any incidents which have fallen under my observation connected with the zoology of the country, I have now endeavoured, by dint of cutting and pruning those rough sketches, to put them into a shape calculated to amuse, and perhaps, in some slight degree, to instruct some of my fellow-lovers of Nature.

This Scottish hunting and wildlife book is an interesting hunting book on a side of Scotland many of us know little of. His works preserve the memory of many curious birds and animals which are now scarcer than they were in his days, and may become extinct.

The other interesting part to this is that Mr. Ronald told me that one day his dogs brought a fine stag to bay in a burn close to the house of the forester on the ground where he was poaching: "The forester, luckily, was no at hame, sir; but the dogs made an awful noise, yowling at the stag; and a bit lassie came out and tried to stone them off the beast; so I was feared they might turn on her, and I just stepped down from where I was looking at them, and putting my handkerchief over my face, that the lassie mightn't ken me, took the dogs away, though it was a sair pity, as it was a fine beast; and one of the dogs was quite young at the time, and it would have been a grand chance for blooding him.

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Historically, Deerhounds also could be seen with true brindle, yellow, and red fawn coats, or combinations. John An angler's rambles and angling songs - T.

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Short Sketches of the Wild Sports & Natural History of the Highlands

At other times he wandered through the mountains with a single-barrelled gun, killing what deer he wanted for his own use, but never selling them. His sons include Colonel Frederick Charles St. Once picked up, " Urquhart and Glenmoriston " is very hard to put back down.

His writings have sent multitudes of lovers of nature and sport to the rivers and moors of the north.

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Laboratory studies have established reference intervals for haematology and serum biochemical profiles in Deerhounds some of which are shared by all sighthounds, some of which may be unique to this breed. The eyes are dark, dark brown or hazel in colour.

On they come, till he can actually hear their breathing as they crop the herbage; and can frequently distinguish their ghostlike forms as they pass to and fro, sometimes grazing, and sometimes butting at each other in fancied security.

So, even the Scottish Wild Cat was deadly when wild in the highlands of Scotland. In my own garden every kind of Short sketches of the wild sports & natural history of the highlands book ripens to perfection, and yet at the distance of only two hours' walk you may either be in the midst of heather and grouse, or in the sandy deserts beyond the bay, where one wonders how even the rabbits can find their living.

Here and there I have quoted some anecdote of animals, which I have heard from others: these I can only offer as I received them, but I can safely assert that I have quoted the words of those persons only upon whose veracity and powers of observation I could depend.

You can also print entire books or select pages. John b. The labour content of the Urquhart and Glenmoriston project has now exceeded man hours and is still going - it's the price one pays for accuracy.

His grandfather escaped and made his way back to Scotland under a different name. In the space of a morning's walk you may be either in the most fertile or in the most barren spot of the country. Could you make a group including eggs also. I hope you will come down to refresh yourself after London.Sketches of the Wild Sports & Natural History of the Highlands much in hunting and pursuit of wild animals acquires unconsciously a peculiar restless and quick expression of eye, appearing to be always in search of something.

When Ronald doffs his cap, and shows his handsome hair and short curling beard, which covers all the lower part of.

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