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Four buffaloes and a pig

A Malaysian court has fined a man and a woman four buffaloes and a pig after they were found guilty of an extra-marital affair, a local report says.

via BBC News

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February 1, 2010 Posted by | pigs, Strange | , | Comments Off on Four buffaloes and a pig

Road hogs

A busy motorway had to be closed after a herd of pigs escaped and ran on to the carriageway. The M11 was closed as pigs escaped from a crashed truck and had to be rounded up, reports Sky News.

The southbound M11 towards London was shut after a lorry carrying a consignment of 82 pigs crashed.

via Ananova – Road hogs close M11.

December 30, 2009 Posted by | accident messes, animals, pigs | 1 Comment

A pig in a poke? Nope. A pig in a pond.

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A pig in China has started to catch fish from a pond for its supper.

Han, the pig’s owner, created a small pond for breeding tropical fish, at her home in Dahangou village, Zhenping. She gave up on the venture when the market price for the fish dropped – but found she still had one eager customer.

“I was amazed to see that the pig I raised is helping himself to fish from the pond,” she told the Eastern Asia Trade and Economic News. “It steps into the shallow water, catches fish in its mouth and happily eats them on the spot.”

via Ananova

January 12, 2009 Posted by | animals, pigs | Comments Off on A pig in a poke? Nope. A pig in a pond.

Art is in the eye of the beholder

‘Pigcasso’

A pot-bellied pig that paints pictures has become a hit for his canvases of abstract expressionism.

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…Ten-year-old Smithfield, who holds the paintbrush in his mouth, has now become a celebrity across America. He trots out at charity events and has appeared on Oprah Winfreys TV show.

Fran, from Virginia, said: “Smithfield is a very clever pig. He’s done hundreds of paintings.”

Scientists say pigs are colour blind but Fran reckons Smithfield can tell the difference. She added: “He likes blue best. He definitely picks up the blue brush more frequently than any other.”

February 19, 2008 Posted by | animals, pigs | Comments Off on Art is in the eye of the beholder

The St. Valentine’s Day pig

Valentine’s Day Piglet

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A cute little piglet born with heart-shaped markings on his side is the centre of attention as lovers gear up for Valentine’s Day this week.

The 10-day-old Gloucester Old Spot piglet christened Valentine – what else? – is one of a litter of seven born at Byford’s Farm in Taynton, near Newent, Glos.

February 11, 2008 Posted by | animals, pigs | Comments Off on The St. Valentine’s Day pig