Friday, 25 January 2008

Pig In Muck

In a field, close to where I work, is this pig. The Pig (a Gloucester Old Spot) is quite lucky because the owners of the patch of land use it for homing rescued farm animals, so who knows where he came from or worse, where he was heading. I've seen this pig for a few weeks now and the other day I decided I'd get a snap. As I lept over the ditch, to get up to the fence, he spotted me and came charging over (pigs move fast, even through thick mud!) grunting and snorting. I grabbed my camera, as I backed away fearing for my own safety (pigs are big!), and started clicking away and this is the only picture I took that wasn't blurred!

Here are 5 facts about pigs :-

1. Pigs have litters of up to 15 piglets
2. Pigs eat up to 5% of their body weight in food a day
3. Pigs have 4 toes on each foot but only walk on 2 of them
4. Pigs have 44 teeth and the canine teeth constantly grow
5. Pigs have a 30 minute orgasm!


brian stout said...

Cute pig!! he looks a little big to be running =) so i wonder if he was really mean, or just coming over to check you out?

Ming the Merciless said...

30-minute orgasm?

Never would have guessed!!!

Unknown said...

Quite a handsome guy there! Hehe

Unknown said...

What are the other two toes for? 30 mins huh? Not a bad life being a pig then. Not so bad at all.

Neva said...

wow....stuff I never knew! good thing you snap fast!

Rob said...

Dang, that is one big pig!

Murphy_jay said...

Cute Piggy!! The 30min orgasm seems an extraordinary plus point to be a pig... :)

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