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 20

The Red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus) or bushpig is a wild member of the pig family living in Africa. Red river hogs are also called “tufted pigs” due to their long, white whiskers and tufts found on the ears. In male hogs, the elongated snout features two well-developed warts. These warts provide added protection from tusk damage during fights for dominance with other males. As in all wild pigs, the canine teeth extend to tusks.

Red river hogs can even swim underwater to escape from leopards, catching a breath every 15 seconds or so.

If you want to join in either daily, weekly or just on the odd occasion then please visit Becky, the only rule is that the main photo MUST be a square – that is four equal sides! You have been warned 😉

Square September: Pink

Becky’s September square photo challenge Day 18!  She would like us to share photos which embrace ‘pink’ –  there could be pink in the photo, the subject or photographer could be ‘tickled pink’*, or indeed looking ‘in the pink’*.  A photo that manages to do all three things is the ultimate offering.

Pigs WILL fly

*in the pink’ means in perfect condition, or in good health, and ‘tickled pink’ means delighted.

September Squares | Pink

Square September: Pink

Becky’s September square photo challenge Day 14!  She would like us to share photos which embrace ‘pink’ –  there could be pink in the photo, the subject or photographer could be ‘tickled pink’*, or indeed looking ‘in the pink’*.  A photo that manages to do all three things is the ultimate offering.

Gloucestershire Old Spots Pig seen in a service station on the M5

She was looking for a name when I took this photo – I am sure she must have one by now, but what would your choice be? I’m going for Gloria. Something about those curlers in her hair 😉

*in the pink’ means in perfect condition, or in good health, and ‘tickled pink’ means delighted.

September Squares | Pink