We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo

This month Becky’s Squares are focusing on odd things – you can interpret this any way you want so I am going to take you all to the zoo this month. San Diego Zoo to be precise and the photos featured will be either odd looking animals, animals with odd names, odd facts or slightly odd photos. I hope you’ll enjoy my selection.

Day 27

Not the prettiest of my zoo animals, this wild pig is native to the Philippines, but not much is known about Visayan warty pigs in the wilderness. The boars grow stiff, spiky “hairdos” as mating season approaches. The piglets are quite cute and striped, but lose their side stripes as they get older. The Visayan Warty Pig retains one white stripe across its nose. I wouldn’t want to bump into this particular beast in the woods!

One thing you might not know about pigs/hogs: If a porcine individual’s tail is curly, then he or she is domesticated; wild pigs have straight tails.

We have reached the penultimate day of the ODD SQUARES month with Becky and the Square gang, so hurry up and get your post(s) in; the only rule is that the main photo MUST be a square – that is four equal sides! You have been warned 😉

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

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