This is the bizarre moment a cow appears to eat a whole chicken as it rips chunks off the bird with its teeth.
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The startling clip was recorded in the village of Buldhana in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
In the video, the cow can be seen biting and licking the body of a seemingly dead chicken.
The supposedly herbivorous cow even appears to rip part of the chicken’s body off with its teeth.
Local animal expert Dr Vaishali Uike said the cow may have been eating the chicken because it was suffering from a mineral deficiency.
Uike says the behaviour was “not at all normal” and could be the result of the cow not having had a “fulfilling meal” or that the animal could simply have picked up “a bad habit”.
Cows generally feed on grass, leaves and twigs although they have been known to eat rubbish when they desperate for food, according to reports.
The cow is seen as a sacred animal in India and in recent years vigilante groups have been formed in the country to punish those they suspect of slaughtering the animals.
Cows digestive system is highly specialised to allow it to use poorly digestible plants as food.
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