An Indian Civilizational Perspective

A Bengali Calf that eats Chicken!

Things in Bengal never cease to shock you… it is amazing how a state responsible for two Nobel Prizes in India could be turned into wasteland in 25 years from the most industrial state and the people still enjoy it! Anyways, just as the people are a little on the crazier side… here is a case of a calf who is into eating chickens!

When dozens of chickens went missing from a remote West Bengal village, everyone blamed the neighbourhood dogs.

But Ajit Ghosh, the owner of the missing chickens, eventually solved the puzzle when he caught his cow — a sacred animal for the Hindu family — gobbling up several of them at night.

"We were shocked to see our calf eating chickens alive," Ghosh told Reuters by phone from Chandpur village.

The family decided to stand guard at night on Monday at the cow shed which also served as a hen coop, after 48 chickens went missing in a month.

"Instead of the dogs, we watched in horror as the calf, whom we had fondly named Lal, sneak to the coop and grab the little ones with the precision of a jungle cat," Gour Ghosh, his brother, said.

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