Trip Start May 22, 2009
197Trip End Feb 16, 2010
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Now catching a pig is not an easy task. They are fast and strong and generally deafen you with their squeals. Also, these pigs are kept ‘free-range’ in huge forest parks, so there are endless areas for them to run resulting in obstacles for us (bogs, fallen trees, sow houses, etc.).
But the little guy wriggled free of Justin’s hold and was very weary of people. So the chase was on! 6 of us in the park hopping over stumps and dodging trees in and around the hilly terrain trying to tire out the little piggy. Run, run, as fast as you can - wait, wrong story. So he huffed and he pu…never mind.
We chased and chased this little pig until his running slowed so much that we could catch
He was quite hesitant about joining his buddies and initially wouldn’t get out of the trailer without some serious coaxing. Even then, he just laid down for a rest and didn’t bother with the other pigs at all. The next morning though, he was up and ready for food with all the rest of them - snorting and jostling each other to see who could get the most.
May not sound like the nicest way to catch a pig, but that’s what happens when they’re kept in large open areas. If he’d been in a tiny pen it would have been easy to get him out, but then he would be living in a tiny pen.