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photoblog image Like ducks to water...

Like ducks to water...

Buffalos floating in a pool. Buffalos love to wallow in mud, or immerse themselves in shallow ponds...it keeps them cool, and helps to control the flies and bugs.

There are still many water buffalo in Thailand, but very few of them are used as bio-tractors anymore as mech-tractors have taken the heavy work off them. Now they are family pets, and the females occasionally produce a calf which will be fattened and sold for human consumption. Most people would not be able to distinguish buffalo from beef.

Farmers worry  that land fertility will gradually deteriorate, as they are now using artificial fertiliser in place of the copious quantities of buffalo dung that used to be available.

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Like ducks to water...

Buffalos floating in a pool. Buffalos love to wallow in mud, or immerse themselves in shallow ponds...it keeps them cool, and helps to control the flies and bugs.

There are still many water buffalo in Thailand, but very few of them are used as bio-tractors anymore as mech-tractors have taken the heavy work off them. Now they are family pets, and the females occasionally produce a calf which will be fattened and sold for human consumption. Most people would not be able to distinguish buffalo from beef.

Farmers worry  that land fertility will gradually deteriorate, as they are now using artificial fertiliser in place of the copious quantities of buffalo dung that used to be available.

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  ...full-page slideshow of my Shutterchance pictures,  ...another photoblog of my pictures, wider ranging,   ...blog containing many stories.

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comments (4)

  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 19 Apr 2007, 14:09
I should visit your blog more, you do have some very interesting images.

Suby
Ray: I appreciate it when you do visit and leave a remark, thanks Suby.
nice shot this is
Ray: Thank you, Dotun.
  • Ellie
  • 19 Apr 2007, 23:20
Look at that! Their rumps look almost like lily pads.

What are the cords through their nostrils for? Same as a bull ring here? To lead them ..
Ray: Yes...they don't bother with the ring in Thailand, but just use light rope.
Lol smile Interresting - Funny - Well done !
Ray: I never tire of watching buffalo.

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