Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Barnyard Update

Got this shot yesterday while everyone was out playing. We've recently started letting the pig out to play and hunt for tasty things to eat. He stays right in the yard and woods and doesn't seem at all interested in running away. There is some serious testosterone competition between the pig and the buck goat, Ervine. The pig is madly in love with the doe goat, Fig, and chases her around the yard. Ervine, being the boyfriend of Fig, cares for that not at all. So, he and the pig get into scuffles. The pig starts most of it by running up to Ervine and having a grunting, squealing fit. Ervine lowers his horns to butt the pig but the pig bites Ervine's horns. Ervine did get in a few good licks the other day though. He won't be able to handle piggy much longer though, as piggy will get much bigger than an African Pygmy goat. Hopefully they will get things worked out. Ervine may be small but those damn horns are serious. Right now I have a huge bruise stretching from the top of my left calf nearly to my heel where Ervine got me the other day at feeding time.

Anyway, the pig is a super neat animal. He loves his belly scratched and he is just so damn cute.


Chris said...

Wow, he's growing! You're right he's going to outgrow the goat before too much longer. It'll be interesting to see how their relationship develops as piggy gets bigger.

Don said...

I guess when it comes down to romantic competitiveness among males there’s not much of a difference between those that have 4 legs and those that have only 2.