|Fun time with buffaloes|
I have to admit I'm not one to sit around on a holiday. Even on a wedding destination which was already packed with ceremonies. Now you know I'm a kind of pain in the ... with my folks who say that I can't stay still !!! So while many chilled out and pampered themselves at the hotel, I made contact with my blogging friend, wChinner. She made the arrangements for my husband and I to do an short escapade on the river to the mangrove swamp. And when I heard about the existence of a Buffalo Park, my mind was made up right away!
No mooing greeted us at the Langkawi Buffalo Park. It was all too quiet when we visited. In the building where the mozarella cheese is made, there was no activity. A pity 'coz we wanted to watch the manufacturing process.
We headed to the big shed following a signpost. There the buffaloes stood, busy munching away their green meal. After a while we caught sight of a farm hand who introduced himself as Din. He was busy with the day's routine but stopped to answer some questions.
|Happy to talk to you!|
|Good day visitors!|
|Snuggling and sharing|
|It's scrumptiously green|
The Park looks like a small outfit. Some water buffaloes are reared for draft, others for their milk. However when I come close to these tough bovines, a nagging thought says to stay clear or be hooked and dangled in the air! See how their deep ridged horns stand out prominently above their hunk of flesh, curving backward in a crescent. Din pointed out that the buffaloes are from India and are the milking types.
|Hooked for life!|
|We are buffaloes for riding.|
|Nice cool water to keep the temperatures down.|
That early afternoon, the hot sun kept things quiet at the park. So we occupied ourselves with the big beauties. My husband was cooing at the little ones. Inevitably he always goes soft when he sees kittens, puppies, calves, babes...
|A cutie too heavy to carry and cuddle.|
Our short visit ended on lovely melting moments. We ordered a big scoop of buffalo ice cream and had to lick it fast before it trickled down our hands. We bought 4 small vitagen size cartons of buffalo milk for our friends who were also wedding guests. They gave a pass on this nature escapade, the heat being the deterrent. In the fridge were some slabs of mozarella cheese - made from 100% buffalo milk which is far superior to 'regular' cow's milk. Pricey no doubt but the creamy, low cholesterol stuff is much sought after and fast scooped up by the local hotels.
|Melting before my eyes!|