A water buffalo ran into the middle of a traffic intersection yesterday afternoon, charging at cars and motorbikes stopped at a red light in the Deep South province Narathiwat near the Malaysian border. People quickly fled out of the buffalo’s path and some jumped off their motorbike. The buffalo knocked over a motorbike with its horns and charged at 2 bikers who were driving off.
In Thailand, the water buffalo plays a critical role in rice cultivation as farmers use them to plough rice fields. Due to its close relationship with the farmer’s life, this animal is regarded as a cultural symbol of Thailand. (The word “buffalo” in Thai is also an offensive slang word used to describe someone who is stupid.)
The video clip below went viral and drew a lot of attention on social media.
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