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Indonesian boy has unusual pet

Thursday, 10th February 2011

People in the UK currently deciding on what dog chew toys are best for their pooch may like to spare a thought for a boy in Indonesia who has quite an unusual pet.

Enal, from Sulawesi, has a pet shark. The boy is part of the Bajau sea nomads tribe, who have lived for centuries on the ocean, reports The Sun.

British photographer James Morgan documented the tribe's lifestyle for six months and was amazed at Enal's relationship with the shark.

He told the news provider: "The little boy in one of my pictures is Enal, and he does have a pet shark. It was incredible to see how he played with the shark just like a boy or girl in Britain would play with the family dog.

"As a people the Bajau have an incredible affinity with the ocean and the life that lives there."

Sulawesi is one of the four larger Sunda Islands of Indonesia. For most of their history, the Bajau are seafaring people, living off the sea by trading and subsistence fishing.