National Geographic : 1903 May
CARRETON OR FREIGHT CART DRAWN BY A "CARABAO," DRIVEN BY A NATIVE "CARRETONERO" ORCARTMAN. The baskets on the cart are made of cane and are called " baquit.". No. 9 .- The carabao or water buffalo is the draught animal of the Philippines. He was probably imported originally from India. He is very dependent on his daily mud bath, and will seldom work without it for more than a couple ofhours during theheat ofthe day. He is a wonderful swimmer, and does not hesitate to cross o1miles of open sea. His hideisexceedingly tough, and avaluable leather is prepared from it, but the flesh is not highly esteemed.