Indian farmer finds fame when he catches calf eating chickens

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March 9, 2007 by Joseph Krohn

When his chickens started disappearing a few weeks ago, a farmer in eastern India figured dogs or jackals were to blame – until he discovered his calf making a meal of his poultry. The farmer and his one-year-old calf have since become local celebrities, with the carnivorous cow appearing on television in India’s West Bengal state and hundreds of people flocking to see them in Chandipur, a village 233 kilometres southwest of Calcutta, the state capital. The farmer rose early to catch the culprit “and to his disbelief found that it was his calf which came out from the cow shed and was eating the chickens alive,” Debjyoti Chatterjee, a local resident who filmed the calf eating a chicken, said Thursday. The local veterinarian was at a loss for an explanation. “I’ve never read or heard about cows turning carnivorous,” said Mihir Tripathy. “They eat grass and other vegetarian food but not fish or other non-vegetarian stuff.”

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One thought on “Indian farmer finds fame when he catches calf eating chickens

  1. Angie Davis says:

    Soooo, when they finally eat that cow, is it beef–or poultry?

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