AN ITCH I JUST CAN'T SCRATCH - A fling of oxpeckers aggravate a buffalo by Anthony Goldman (13 images)

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A gang of oxpeckers irritate an elderly buffalo.

The birds appeared to be annoying the large bull as they ate small ticks and other insects hidden in its coat.

These pictures were captured by amateur photographer Anthony Goldman at the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in the Mpumalanga province, South Africa.

The 70 year old said: "The buffalo was cooling off in the Sand River which was flowing well.
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