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The Philippine 'Islands.
dried himself in the sun he looks like a huge clay image. This strange habit is not without its useful purpose. Millions of stinging flies swarm among the rank vegetation of his habitat, and till his mud-coat peels off the animal is impregnable to their vicious attacks.
At work in the field he has certain feathered companions,a usually five or six wrhite herons,athat follow him and feed on the worms and insects that his heavy tread brings to the surface. A
A BUFFALO IN HARNESS : HARROWING THE SOIL.
more friendly attendant is a small black bird, that hops on the back of the great creature, and cleanses its ears of the vermin that harbor there.
By the native owner the buffalo is treated with the utmost kindness, a warm affection existing between the family and their patient,
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