Friday, October 30, 2015

More Interlopers

Have had cattle, horses, mules, goats and a llama all stray over onto Run*A*Round at various times. Well, a year ago we were getting a neighbor's hogs in the 'hood. I never posted pics of them, so I'll share now for Eileen's Saturday's Critters.
 Curly tail varmint.
 Three little pigs in the pasture.

 Curly tails all in a row.
 Mr. Scraggly Ear spies me.
 He keeps watching me
  even as the other two are oblivious.
 His eyes are a bit spooky looking.
I finally yelled and sicced the dogs to give chase and the porkers ran back towards their home.
Ham on the lam.
 Gem grazing away.
 Zim, too.
 Hardly phased by the porcine traffic.
 Country-style drive-by.
How did we resolve the problem? Got a neighbor to set his hog trap.
 All it took was one permanently missing hog and the neighbor finally fixed his fencing.

160 comments:

Pom Pom said...

Aw! Cute piggies!

joeh said...

Do you ever have a problem with feral pigs?

bettyl-NZ said...

Your horses are beautiful. And the piggies have their own porky charm.

People are very strange about their animals--let them do what they want until they have proof that other people are being bothered.

Stephanie said...

Adorable pigs!

Paula said...

I was about to ask if you want me to ship you a couple of wild hogs but the hog trap tells me they are already there.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, pigs are actually only "darling" when they are in their own pen st the neighbors place!! Fun pics for the day though!! Enjoy your weekend!

Michelle said...

Those are some scraggly ears! Glad you got the situation resolved!

Gail said...

I believe I would be careful if I owned hogs now. A little mixing with those wild ones would be a disaster!

Red said...

That's quite an experience. It's not a pleasant situation.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Ham on the lam - I like that!

DJan said...

What cute curly tails they have! This is a great way to fix a problem, seems to me. :-)

Cloudia said...

Adorable little interlopers!

Well, here goes nothing! Sunday is my big reveal - but I may faint before actually accomplishing the associated life-move..... See you on the other side




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The Queen Jester said...

And this little piggy went to Jean's house....

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I think hogs are pesky critters to corral. "Ham on the lam." Heh, heh.

Stephen Hayes said...

Cute, but I bet those hogs can be ornery.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Why do I keep thinking "bacon" while reading this post. Good that you sic'd the hounds on them.

magnoliasntea said...

Loved this post. I do like pigs, especially on me plate.
Have a great weekend!

magnoliasntea said...

Loved this post. I do like pigs, especially on me plate.
Have a great weekend!

Julia said...

Maybe you could turn one of those pigs into a smoked ham or two. I love animals but certainly wouldn't want someone's pigs running loose on my property.
Good for you to sicced the dogs on them. I would not feel safe with that male pig around, he looks mean. The trap is another good deterrent.

Happy Halloween.
Hugs,
JB

Primitive Stars said...

Evening, they are kinda cute, little piggy faces.Blessings Francine.

Inger said...

I enjoyed the horses and pigs together. Did you have a lot of rain there? I heard about it, but didn't know if it was close by you.

Annette Mickelson said...

Really cute pigs. We don't have any around us -- it must have been funny seeing them run amongst the horses.

Rose said...

I about laughed out loud at 'ham on the lam'--was so glad I wasn't drinking anything.

Paul said...

Barnyard version of illegal immigrants... :)

pattisjarrett said...

Ham on the lam! LOL It's amazing how quickly a cage trap gets attention. We've had another cat scoping out the birds.

Rita said...

I wondered what the dogs thought of the interlopers--LOL! ;)

Linda said...

What do the clipped ears mean? Neutered perhaps, like feral cats?

Small City Scenes said...

Hogs in the 'hood---Ham on the lam----LOVE IT!!
They sure can be a nuisance and am glad the neighbor finally found them.
MB

mick said...

Glad you found a way to trap those "visitors" and take them away. They would have made a real mess of your dam - or that is if they acted like wild pigs out here.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the 2 curly tails in a row. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Nancy Chan said...

Cute piggies! And what happened to the trapped piggy? BBQ?

Joyful said...

Those pigs are cute and they look like they are really going to town there on something edible. Have a great weekend.

Rajesh said...

Very nice set of images.

Midmarsh John said...

Ah. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

Mascha said...

Great and funny post :-) (in real it isn't so much fun, I think)

Crissi said...

Oh very nice shots!
Happy weekend Crissi

Nancy J said...

What a great idea to finally get fences mended. I guess someone was the lucky recipient of bacon, ham, and soup hocks!!!

Giga said...

I like these animals for their cute snout and funny curled tail. Regards.

Lynn said...

Bet they caused lots of commotion! I like the little black one:@)

Breathtaking said...

What a commotion, but you got some great photos.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Very, very cute! :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Tex, I am glad the unwelcome visitors were taken care of. At least you did not have to build a wall to keep them out. But, maybe Mr. Trump could front the money if you need a wall. I like their curly tails and the one with the funny ears. They did not seem scared of your horses. Great critter post. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Brk Trt said...

That scraggly ear fellow did have strange eyes.

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmmm. Cute in YOUR neighbourhood. I hope wild hogs never catch on here north of Toronto.

Christine said...

The eyes just show how mischievous those naughty porkers are! Love the shots of their rareness scampering off at top speed!

Екатерина Балагурова said...

So cute!!!)))

Sandra said...

so what happened to the white hog? did he go home with the hog trapper? did you make a pet? i love all these pics and i am sooooo jealous. you get the most interesting critters ever on your ranch

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Here in the southern mountains there are plenty of wild boar. A stray piggy would probably end up in "someone's" larder...feast for the holidays. They do hunt the wild boar. Easy to "mix up" and have a tender domestic for a feast, don't you think? They'll end up on someone's table anyway.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

genie said...

Cows, bears, deer, raccoons, skunks, cats and dogs...but no hogs for us either. I think these would add a title bit of fun for us. It is such fun living in the boonies. All animals LOVE your place.

Adam Jones said...

Fantastic little piggies.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Country style drive by~~ LOL I love that! They are kinda cute with those curly tails. Have a great weekend. cm

messymimi said...

Barnyard pigs are fine, but if they or their wild cousins get into the pasture or garden they can tear it up quickly. A good neighbor would fix the fence to begin, but i'm glad it was resolved.

Tony McGurk said...

What cute Piggies. I love piggies. I love pork too, especially bacon. I try not to think of Piggy cuteness when I'm enjoying a porky feed. Great photos & I love your comment "A country style drive by"

Montanagirl said...

Hi Theresa, I'm finally back after a much-needed break from blogging. That's quite a piggy story! Enjoyed it! LOL

Lynne said...

Scary little porkers . . .
Liked the "The Three Little Pigs" and curly tails part . . .

Debbie said...

i wonder if they ever went to market??? or perhaps they had roast beef, or should have stayed home!!! hehehe (that's my favorite to do with my girls!!!)

great snaps...the curled tails are so incredibly cute. is there any difference between a hog and a pig??? this "want to be" country girl asks??

don said...

A very interesting series devoted to these visitors. I like all the pictures. I hd never heard of a hog trap. It seems like a great idea to get the neighbor's attention.

Linda Kay said...

One little piggy, two little piggies......

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um belo conjunto de fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

carolann said...

i just had bacon this morning. Bacon, bacon and then I see on your page. Piggy, piggy everywhere.

Looks like your white horse is not liking them in his territory.Trying to run them off your range.

Have you had friends effected by this rain storm?

We see on the news?

Bob Bushell said...

I love the pigs, and yours are funny.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Apparently the critters all think the grass is greener on YOUR side of the fence!!!

Indrani said...

Cute pigs. They look comfortable in the company of horses.

Miss Val's Creations said...

How funny it must be to see straying piggies on your property!

rainfield61 said...

Oh yes, where are the houses built by the three little pigs?

William Kendall said...

No sign of the Big Bad Wolf, I see!

Sally said...

That one looking at you? Pretty scary eyes. Glad that problem got fixed though.

These are some great shots, T.

Jan said...

All I could think of was bacon and eggs.

Terry and Linda said...

Shish! Why does it always have to get to a 'situation' BEFORE things are corrected!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Marie C said...

Cute shots, especially the "drive-by." :-) That captured hog looks rather "sheep"-ish! :-)

Gosia k said...

I love big pig is not popular in Poland

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa .. they are fun - but I'm sure do a lot of damage - let alone get lost. My favourites are warthogs! Cheers Hilary

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Three little pigs, so cute! (Even if they're pests, this is hilarious, TWG!)
~

Gayle said...

The pen was the neighborly way of making a point.
Fried bacon and "I know nothing" ala Sgt. Schultz would have been an alternative ;)

Wayne said...

They are cute little guys. I guess the horses figure they can out run the little buggers if necessary.

Jeevan said...

Very cute series and the way hogs hop around looks adorable... pretty tail and ears. Hope the hog in the cage was released somewhere happily :)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Aaawww the three little pigs!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Certainly curly tails.

No 'critters' for us this week unless you count a squirrel!

All the best Jan

RedPat said...

Cute but I bet they could cause some trouble around your place!

Lois Evensen said...

Bacon in the raw! :\ Neat series. :)

Betty Manousos said...

love love love piggies!!
thanks for sharing:)
happy halloween!

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Tellement beaux ces porcelets qu'on n'a pas envie de les manger ! Je sais qu'il faut les marquer mais cela me gêne de voir leurs oreilles découpées ainsi. C'est de la maltraitance.
Belle fin de semaine à toi.
Amitiés.
Roger

Halcyon said...

I hope they didn't HOG too much grass. Keeping one hostage for awhile seems like a good way to get the neighbor to fix things. ;-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are so cute!

S. J. Qualls said...

Haha, cute post!

Made by KKann said...

Happy Halloween to you and the cute piggies.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good fences do make good neighbors! The piggys are cute, but can cause a lot of damage I am sure. (Wild hogs are a huge problem in Florida.) I'm kinda' surprised that your horses are not bothered a bit by the intruders.

Revrunner said...

That pig looks so sad. How could you? :-)

Ela said...

They are so cute :))))
Great shots !! Greetings !

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Wow! You really do get critters of all kinds. Glad these visitors belonged to someone!

Maks said...

Many sweet animals! I love it! I greet! :)

FOREST SNAPPER said...

We have a Boar trap on the golf course i play at, the wild Boar get in at night and moot about, their not ever members !!!! (joke)

peter

carol l mckenna said...

Poor little hog ~ needs better parents ~ Great photos of the interlopers and love your ranch!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Melissa said...

Looks like never a dull moment!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That was a good idea- hogs can flat tear up a field, especially the wild ones. You have such interesting guests at the ranch!

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Haha! Hogs in the hood!

Cath said...

Hahahaha! your post made me giggle....talk about high tailing it!
We have regular visits from a black cat...not sure if it is a stray or what...funny thing is, I have seen it fraternizing with the wild rabbits...or maybe just bidding it's time.

Hannah said...

Um, porkers in the pasture? It's good you had a neighbor who could help you trap one. Theresa. That's some trap, it would come in handy. Those scraggly ears are something!

Brian King said...

LOL! At least they weren't the feral variety! They do look mischievous!

b.."E"..th said...

love those tails. ( :

KB Bear said...

That's a unique one!! I must say that those little piggies were very cute! Glad the fence is fixed.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
What a strange visit those porkers and how the one kept looking at you!
Glad you sicced the dogs and still had to trap one...
Hugs for a happy Sunday!
Mariettee

bon bon said...

I admit, I think they're adorable...but I have a weakness for little, butterball creatures with curly tails. :)

ham on the lam. *snort*

Stewart M said...

Would they fit on your BBQ? If so, problem solved!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're so cute! I love the curly tails.

Arija said...

Cute piggies my foot! They can dig up a paddock faster than you can say Jack Robinson and after they have done it, it is dangerous for your horses to run on. Glad you were rid of them.

Magia da Inês said...


Bonitas fotos.

Bom domingo! Ótima semana!
Beijinhos.
❀ه° ·.

Anni said...

My Father in Law raised pigs....I miss 'em still, today. Loved the photos today.

Dicky Bird said...

When I first saw the pictures, I thought they might have been wild pigs. Scraggly ear - must like to fight. Pigs are really smart, we have raised some over the years - if they get out...hard to catch. We had ours in a fence inside another fenced area.

Sharon Wagner said...

I don't think I've ever seen a gray pig.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Ham on the lam...ha ha

A ham by.

Laura. M said...

Very quiet, were ;)

Kovács Miklós said...

So cute family :)

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Wow,
black pigs? They are beautiful.
This little has sad eyes because he is trapped.
Have a nice week.
Greetings from Poland.

Pantherka said...

A beautiful series photos.

nookworm said...

Scraggly ear pig is scraggly eared because of the universal ear notching system. Right ear litter number, left ear pig number in the litter. I learned about this system when I was the 4-H agent here years ago. That told me right away that they weren't wild. Love the drama you saw here! Good idea to trap one.

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Those are some curious animals! Enjoyed the pics. You do a great job with the series of photos!

SweetMarie said...

your visitors are adorable! the little white pig is so cute! did he get to go back home??

Maggid said...

here, pig - pig - pig- pig!!!!!

Barb Brookbank said...

Oh that is hilarious! But I would have full respect for those hogs ... and wouldn't be going near them - yikes!

Kathy said...

Hogs on your property can do lots of damage, especially with the ground being wet with the recent rains we've had.

Farm Girl said...

What funny pictures!! Only good thing about pigs is bacon.
My youngest brother had 1000 sows. I don't talk about it much, because I hated it so much. I hate pigs. 1000 of them is just nuts. They are the most destructive animal I ever saw. Worst period of raising animals bar none. It made me laugh at those to see them in your pasture, made me even happier when you said you sicced the dogs on them. It made me happy. You have had lots of visitors haven't you? Are you getting lots of rain, or are you in an area like here that it just passes on by?

Mary Kirkland said...

Cute pigs. Glad to hear the neighbor fixed their fence.

Small Kucing said...

aha....the story of the 3 little pigs :)

stardust said...

How cute! A lot of fun only to see hogs in the photos, but if my garden is trespassed, it’s another matter. Don’t they leave droppings? I don’t like it when my neighbor’s cat does so.

Yoko

Lei Angeles said...

The three cute little pigs all looked naughty!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

"Porcine traffic"... Haha! I am surprised Gem and Zim didn't freak out a bit with them running by!

Janey and Co. said...

No wonder the one with the rag tag ears was watching you. I think he has had previous run-ins.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great photos of pigs in the pasture, Tex!

ladyfi said...

What adorable intruders!

Hilary said...

Great catches.. by the camera and by the neighbour.
But define "permanently missing." Did you huff and puff?

Ida said...

My favorite thing abotu a pig (besides bacon) is their curly tails.
That little fellow at the end looks a bit sad about being caught in the cage.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Wow! These pig photos are so cute. I love all of the animals. Great job with the photography. I enjoyed this posting very much.

Cranberry Morning said...

Love the shot of the horses and their uninvited guests!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Glad the problem was solved. We have never had pigs pass through but we've had other animals.

DeniseinVA said...

Adorable photos! Piggies are always so cute and I love the horses too.

Pat Tillett said...

It seems like you've had everything there buy an aardvark!
Nice photos! They certainly aren't shy little porkers.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Tex, So glad they were domestic pigs and not Javalinas! Ham formerly on the lam is OK since your neighbor got his livestock back home safely. Glad you shared the pictures. Have a great day tomorrow!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Hi Tex,
This post reminded me of when we bred cattle, many years ago. Our neighbor bred pigs.. gosh, there was sometimes the most awful stink coming from his place.
Early one morning, we saw a couple of little pigs eating in one of our rye fields..
we left it at that. Until it became a regular thing.
One night Manuel.. stayed up early in the morning- he caught the neighbor red handed letting the pigs out of the pens.
Its true what you write "Good fences keep good neighbors"..
A few weeks ago, had one of the farmers shepherds let about 5 sheep onto my land. Had to tell him off.
xx

Debby Ray said...

Looks like someone has been eating hog ear stew...lol! This little piggy went to market....thanks for sharing your "visitors" with us :)

Liz said...

You certainly fixed the problem and made a great story from the experience! :) Well done!

NatureFootstep said...

cool, but it is not fun to have them too close to home :)

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

There ya go- you got the message through!

Karen S. said...

Goodness they are just adorable. I remember those days of broken fences going out with my grandpa in Arizona! Fun memories for me, a lot of work and fixing for him!

handmade by amalia said...

Three little pigs. Don't they come with their own fairy tale?
Amalia
xo

Beate said...

Your photo story is hilarious! Love those pics, their little tails and how they took off, the horses unimpressed. I do understand they needed to stay in their own place though ;) Thanks for sharing this with us. It made me smile today! :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Love your story of the 3 little pigs in photos! I remember when my brother lived in Texas, he told about the wild hogs that he would see once in awhile. They were mean! Hope all is going well for you this week. Take care!

Andrew Fulton said...

Haha! wonderful... nothing like that's happened to me

Mary Cromer said...

How funny to see them running, it almost looks like they are floating out of there. Goodness you do get the critter around your place~

Munir said...

You are right. those curly tails are cute.
Those horses are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Wow, what adorable piggy guests you had♡♡♡ And I really enjoyed (or didn't know) some of your word usage♪ Curly tail varmints sure were in a row:-) Love sweet the Scraggly (first word for me) Ear one with spooky looking (*^▽^*)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Irma said...

Beautiful photos of the three little pigs.
Your photo story is hilarious.
Best regards, Irma

Helma said...

Too bad you've never posted these pigs.
They are really fun to watch.
Pigs are also very sweet and also social animals;-)

Our photos said...

Very nice !

janiceadcock said...

My folks had hogs on the farm. Helped Mom render the lard one year. I see these cuties a little differently these days.

Liz Needle said...

Love your pigs. We can't have them because we are in a water catchment area for the city. Pity because they are really one of my favourite animals. TEx, I can't find "Good Fences" for this week. Is it on?

Robin Lamb said...

T, "Ham on the Lam!!" Love it!

edenhills said...

They can be so destructive with their digging. I agree they have beady eyes.

Bethany Carson said...

Oh wow! Stray pigs?! It was bad enough for us to have neighbor dogs coming over! Regardless, they are very cute--love those tails. Good to see pigs enjoying the great outdoors. Around here most are in hog confinements, but once in awhile we will see some outdoors. Glad your neighbor finally got his fence fixed; with all the fences in your Good Fences meme, he should have no lack of creative ideas and options if he ever chooses to further improve his fence.

jdl7491 said...

Those are not big, but could do a lot of damages around your property. Glad you could resolved.

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