Monday, August 31, 2009

Here Piggy Piggy

Before we moved here people warned us about the wild boar than wandered down from the mountains and will come through the neighborhood. Trash shouldn't be put out the night before as they especially like to play at nighttime. They have been known to uproot plants, flowers and shrubs. And sometimes you can see piles of pig poop as you walk through certain alleys.

We have seen (and gotten close to) the boars several times since arriving. They are not cute by any means, and they sometimes can have a temper. Signs like these are seen all over. And while I do not know what they say, my guess is it says something like "CAUTION! Freaky wild pigs are often seen around these areas."

Sunday afternoon Matt and I walked to Okomoto to check out the little summer festival that was going on. While walking back we saw these 4 little guys playing in the river bed.

Not very cute, huh?


Terri said...

awe, don't you like pumba? :o)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Wow! I knew they were around in the mountains (we had wild boar nabe one New Year's Day - funnily enough it was the Year of the Pig), but didn't know they got that close to the cities.