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Texas couple let 2,500lb BUFFALO live in their home Texas couple let 2,500lb BUFFALO live in their home
  • Animal called Wild Thing lives in home of owners Ronnie and Sherron Bridges
  • They sold their herd of 52 buffalo 13 years ago, when Ronnie lost sight in his eye
  • Wild Thing was best man at the couple's wedding a decade ago
  • He has his own room in their home, and even eats breakfast on the kitchen table 

He may have nearly killed them several times, but that does not deter Ronnie and Sherron Bridges from keeping their unusual pet indoors.

The couple, from Texas, allow their 2,500lb buffalo, named Wild Thing, to roam free inside their house.

He has his own room so he can watch action movies, and events eats his breakfast from the kitchen table.

 At home with the family: Wild Thing lives indoors with owners Ronnie and Sherron Bridges

At home with the family: Wild Thing lives indoors with owners Ronnie and Sherron Bridges

 Family breakfast: The 2,500lb beast enjoys his morning meal on the kitchen table at his home

Family breakfast: The 2,500lb beast enjoys his morning meal on the kitchen table at his home

 Close friends: Wild Thing was even best man at the couple's wedding a decade ago

Close friends: Wild Thing was even best man at the couple's wedding a decade ago

And to illustrate how integral he is to their family, Wild Thing was even best man at their wedding a decade ago. 

Ronnie, 60, and Sherron, 44, sold their herd of 52 buffalo 13 years ago, but opted to keep hold of the calf.

He eats breakfast from the kitchen table, and has his own room so he can watch action movies.

 It was Sherron's idea to bring Wild Thing into the house when he was a young calf

It was Sherron's idea to bring Wild Thing into the house when he was a young calf

 The huge animal loves coming indoors to watch TV, and he is now part of the couple's family

The huge animal loves coming indoors to watch TV, and he is now part of the couple's family

 Ronnie, pictured with the pampered buffalo, said his pet is a 'real life bull in a china shop'

Ronnie, pictured with the pampered buffalo, said his pet is a 'real life bull in a china shop'

Sherron said: 'It was my idea to bring Wild Thing in the house when he was a young calf I said we should bring him in.

'I told Ronnie, he only lives once so we might as well do something different with him.'

Ronnie said: 'He is the real life bull in a china shop although I'm surprised he doesn't do more damage with his 400lbs head when he comes and goes as he pleases.

 The animal, their last remaining buffalo, was best man at the couple's wedding 10 years ago

The animal, their last remaining buffalo, was best man at the couple's wedding 10 years ago

 Huge: Wild Thing likes to come indoors to watch TV in the couple's home

Huge: Wild Thing likes to come indoors to watch TV in the couple's home

 Ronnie said: 'It's always a tight squeeze whenever you want to walk past him in the house and luckily all our doorways are big enough for him'

Ronnie said: 'It's always a tight squeeze whenever you want to walk past him in the house and luckily all our doorways are big enough for him'

'It's like a car coming through the house, he has his own room where he watches TV but his favorite room requires a bit of furniture moving to get him in each time.'

They sold their herd after Ronnie lost vision in his left eye and could no longer keep up with the demands of looking after the huge animals.

Wild Thing is now entering middle age at the age of 11, and has now even become good pals with Ronnie and Sherron's pack of wolves.

Ronnie said: 'Wild Thing is such a part of our family that he was my best man when we got married ten years ago.

 Morning coffee: The couple enjoy breakfast alongside their unusual and somewhat intimidating-looking pet

Morning coffee: The couple enjoy breakfast alongside their unusual and somewhat intimidating-looking pet

 Wild Thing's owner observed: 'Bears are way more safe than buffalo which are the largest land mammal native to North America'

Wild Thing's owner observed: 'Bears are way more safe than buffalo which are the largest land mammal native to North America'

'It's always a tight squeeze whenever you want to walk past him in the house and luckily all our doorways are big enough for him.

'He has a barn and land to walk about in but he loves coming in to watch TV, he likes fast moving stuff so doesn't care much for the news.

'It's taken ten years for him to let my wife brush him and he's not safe for other people to come near.

'Something spooked him and he hit me between his horns and carried on running with me holding on, my wife thought I was dead!

'Bears are way more safe than buffalo which are the largest land mammal native to North America.

'But we wouldn't have life any other way. He's our pet and we love him.'

 Member of the family: Ronnie described Wild Thing as being 'like a car coming through the house'

Member of the family: Ronnie described Wild Thing as being 'like a car coming through the house'

 The huge animal is the largest land mammal native to North America, his owners say

The huge animal is the largest land mammal native to North America, his owners say


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