Adventures of a Dutch wildlife veterinarian
living and working in the African bush.
Avonturen van een Nederlandse wildlife dierenarts in de Afrikaanse bush.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Walking buffalo bulls
Loaded 4 African buffalo bulls in a trailer yesterday: they were sold to another place. It's great how trained the staff is now: 2 people leading the bull by his horns, 2 guys assisting the bull to get up and I always hold the tail tightly as a brake. They sometimes go too fast, what can be dangerous for the guys leading the animal by the rope into the trailer. To give these guys time to first put the rope through the roof and come out of the trailer, I always brake the bull in front of the trailer, before leading him in. The blindfold is crucial! When the blindfold comes off, the situation can get very dangerous. Therefore I always check this well, prior to partially waking up an African buffalo, one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. It needs practise to get this right, so please don't try this at home!