Dec 15, 2006

New Face in Town

There are a lot of pig faces to be found on the web, but you've never seen this one before. I bring you original uglies, baby.

It is believed that most pigs come from the Eurasian Wild Boar. It is also believed that while most livestock were first domesticated by nomadic peoples, the pig was domesticated by settled farmers. This is because pigs are difficult to herd and move over long distances. I think it's because Nomad Joe got a good look at one of these and thought better of it.

Photo courtesy: David Maddison


Anonymous said...

I think this piggy is so ugly its cute!! Also, it looks like its about to say something... LOLOLOL!

Raging Wombat said...

Pigs do have the ugly to cute cross over potential. But I have no idea what he might have to say. Pigs are supposed to be smart, though, so who knows.

Mitch said...

for some really ugly bugs, search 'giant isopod' on google images. yuck.

Anonymous said...

I just came over from cuteoverload and OMG! This is REDICULOUS! LOL

Raging Wombat said...

I'm glad the transition from Cute Overload to this wasn't too damaging.

Also, thanks for the giant isopod, Mitch. They will definitely be making their debut very soon.