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Buffalo Undergoes Jewelryextraction Surgery

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
November 2023
Buffalo Undergoes Jewelryextraction Surgery

It seems like common sense: don’t put your jewelry in the same bowl that your animals eat from. But that’s exactly what a woman in Maharashtra’s Washim district did, resulting in surgery for her poor buffalo.

It happened in the village of Sarsi, where a farmer named Ramhari Bhoir grows soybeans. On a recent day, his wife, Geeta, removed some soybeans from their husks and placed the husks in a bowl, intending to feed them to the buffalo. But before taking a bath, she placed her 25-gram gold mangalsutra (bridal necklace) in the same bowl. The next day, she couldn’t find her necklace and remembered where she had placed it. But it wasn’t there any longer.

Realizing what had happened, she took her buffalo to a veterinarian, concerned not just about her necklace (valued at Rs. 1.5 lakh) but also the animal’s health. After a sonogram confirmed the presence of the necklace in the buffalo’s stomach, a two-hour surgery was performed to retrieve it.

Dr. Balasaheb Kondane, a health official from Washim, told the news agency ANI that the animal needed more than 60 stitches. “We request people to be careful while feeding fodder to animals and ensure that nothing else is present in it,” he said.


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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

[Comments? Contributions? We would love to hear from you about Chai Time. If you have contributions, please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]



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