The buffalo appears to feel right at home in the sitting room. Image Credit: YouTube / BBC
Texas couple Ronnie and Sherron Bridges have a rather unusual pet – a huge buffalo named Wild Thing.
The couple came in to possession of their larger-than-life companion when Ronnie, 68, was forced to sell off his herd of 52 buffalo to help pay his medical expenses back in 2004.
The self-professed ‘buffalo whisperer’ however decided to keep one of the animals – a calf which has since grown in to the behemoth he and his wife now share their home with today.
“He never uses the bathroom in the house,” said Ronnie. “He walks right out, potties, turns around and comes right back in the house. It amazes me because how would you potty train a buffalo?”
The huge beast apparently even enjoys watching the television during his visits.
“It’s like having a small car in the house,” said Ronnie. “He’s real careful about not knocking anything in the house, but he tears up my house on the outside.”
“I think he knows the house is my territory, and outside is his territory.”