little 40 pound pig who has plenty of room to run.
I forgot how fast those little suckers could move!
I had two little piggies get out the other day. They went to my
neighbor's house and took up residence under her deck. I had looked all over for these two little shits, and I was really worried, because we have a lot of coyotes and roaming dogs; but she called me, told me where they were, and off I went.
Most of my animals are "grain trained"; I can lead them anywhere with a bucket of grain. So I loaded up a bucket of grain with some milk in it and headed over to her house. The one little piggy came right to me; I just plucked him up and loaded him in the trailer. Piggy #2 wasn't so fooled (fortunately, I brought reinforcements). She ran up to me like she was going to go to the bucket, got about three feet from me, and then took up this stance like a dog who is ready to play. She planted her front feet, looked at me like, are you ready??? (I swear she smiled), and before I could say, don't you dare - off she went.
The place where she was had plenty of little nooks and crannies for her to run through, hide in, go under, etc.; she found every one of them. Like I said, fortunately, I had someone with me; unfortunately, he doesn't work with farm animals, so he did what comes naturally and tried to chase her.
I told him not to chase her, but he did.
This kid is 6' 4" and a former high school track star, but he could not catch her. I was watching him chase her - this big guy running full bore after this little pig, and I was on the ground ROLLING - I was laughing so hard, I thought I was going to pee my pants. She was high assing it and giving him this look like...YEEAAAHHHH RRIIIIIIGGHHTT!!!!!!!!!!!!
He yells at me that I'm no help; so I said, I told you not to chase
So she goes back under the deck. Now, this deck has only about a foot of clearance. He volunteers to go under it; I told him not to chase her out until I was ready; I didn't even have a chance to get ready. All of a sudden I hear, "There's a dead **** cat under here!" and she was out and gone.
Meanwhile, the four year old is sitting in the truck, laughing at us
and enjoying the show.
So after a few more rounds around the house, through the ditch, under the trees and around the field, she heads back under the deck. This time, I went under (and yes, there was a dead cat.) I told him to wait until I told him to be ready, and I blocked off her escape route before I went in.
I went in, skinnied up and pushed her out. It took a couple of tries,
but she finally ran right to him and he caught her. I think she was
just tired; when I put her in the trailer, she immediately laid down
to take a nap.
Got her home and put her back in her pen (sans escape route). She knew she was home; she walked right out of the trailer and into her pen - where there was a big pile of food waiting for her.
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