Sunday, 15 May 2011

Oink the local Water Buffalo

So what wild place did we go to see this guy?  Just down the street!
We live in an area of town called Darley Abbey.  We are just off a main road and not in the village proper.  I will often walk down to the village and into Darley Abbey Park for an evening stroll.  Part of the walk involves walking past a random field and low and behold there's a water buffalo there.

Come to find out, his name is Oink (presumably from a sound he makes, perhaps from living with pigs all his life).  He's been part of the village for more than 15 years and has been in  the news over the years for legal fights (ownership) and reports of abuse which led to security cameras being installed.

As a result, one can't get too close because of all the protective trespassing signs (he's apparently friendly enough, or at least he was).  Here's a better picture from a few years back.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard about this guy!! Now that you've proven his existence, I no longer have to trudge through the rain to see for myself. Great job on the index page. We will copy.