After a storm destroyed their home, Tha Sophat's parents left their native Cambodia to seek work in Thailand. Tha Sophat stayed with his grandfather, a farmer who struggled to keep the boy healthy. One day, the grandfather found little Tha clinging to the udder of a cow. The motherless 1-year-old was suckling.
Reuters documented the phenomenon. Though Um Oeung is grateful for the cow's contribution to Tha Sophat's health, he is weaning the boy, lest the young connoisseur of fresh milk become a laughingstock. Locals say they find the situation humorous. [Reuters]