American soldiers occupied Mindoro for years before one of them succeeded in killing a tamarau.
At this time the most absurd tales about the tamarau were in circulation.
Certainly there is no other approximating the tamarau in size which is so tough.
Few indeed are the men who have killed so much as a single specimen of the tamarau of Mindoro.
The tamarau sleeps during the day, almost invariably lying down in the densest of jungle growth, facing back upon its own trail.
There is one place in Mindoro called Canturai, where tamarau may be taken with comparative ease.
Under such conditions a tamarau once came and bellowed around in the bushes, but did not show himself.