A herd of drunk Indian buffaloes exposed a hidden stash of contraband liquor and got a group of farmers arrested
Three tipsy buffaloes blew the cover of an illegal liquor stash in India, after getting drunk from water in a trough that hid moonshine bottles.
Police seized a total 101 bottles of liquor from the buffaloes’ stable and arrested three farmers for the illegal selling of alcohol in the dry state of Gujarat, reported The Times of India on Wednesday.
One of the farmers had called a vet when the buffaloes stopped eating and started frothing at the mouth.
The next day, the buffaloes began jumping around willy-nilly and continued frothing, prompting the farmers to call another vet, according to The Times.
The second vet noticed a strange smell coming from the trough, and discovered that the water inside had turned yellow. The farmers told him the color was from branches falling into the water, but the vet reported them to the authorities after leaving the stable, per The Times.
When the cops raided the stable, they found bottles of vodka, whiskey, and other liquor worth around $430 tucked inside the trough and under some fodder.
“The animals probably drank the water laced with liquor from the damaged liquor bottles,” said the police told The Times, adding that the buffaloes have since recovered from their drunken ordeal.