Animals Offbeat

By Mike Jones


Now these are real buffalo soldiers!

The two military police officers stunned surprised tourists as they patrolled streets atop two enormous water buffalo.

Photographer Fernando Camara captured the unusual sight while photographing the sights in Marajo Island, Brazil.

He said: “The practice of patrolling the streets on water buffalo is traditional in the locality.

“It has became a bit of a tourist attraction,but was started with the objectives of reinforcing safety and maintaining the culture of the local population.”