Keith Kridler, Texas

KK with Domestic Hog

October 14, 2010
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This gives you an idea of the size of the wild hogs in this area of Texas. My son Shawn and I stopped Tuesday evening to help a 70 year old woman get her grand sons hog back in their pen. It is VERY difficult getting 300 pounds of bacon to go where it does NOT want to go!
This ended up being a REALLY stupid idea to stop and offer to help. We found out that AFTER we got the hog back up the road and into their field about a quarter mile away that this Boar has become really dangerous around people and they are going to convert it to bacon this coming week….
Tying a rope around the neck of a big hog and trying to pull it somewhere or stop it from running through the woods is about the same as a person on water skis trying to stop a BIG ski boat. Luckily Shawn left the camera in our truck when he was following me, while I was following the hog. There would have been a couple of photos that would have been priceless:-)) Keith Kridler Mt. Pleasant, Texas

4 responses to “KK with Domestic Hog”

  1. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland Brian Duncan says:

    Keith, He looks like a nice quiet ‘Wessex Saddleback’ in the first picture, though still amiable enough looking in the second picture he seems to have lost his saddle on the other side! Is he a Wessex or a comparable American breed? I know Pigs don’t lead. or take kindly to a rope round their necks – so I’m sure there were some interesting scenes.!! Brian

  2. Colleen Rourke says:

    Pigs are very smart! They also are clean. They only lay in the mud to cool off since they don’t sweat. Provided with a mister or mud free water area, they are fine. What other new born living being can you think of that will get up from its bed without having been trained and potty as far away as it can. As for leading, that is what a cane or stick is for. With a cane, you get them to chomp down on the handle, give it a bit of a twist over and then start walking along side. They will go. You can also use the cane as a guide by standing to the rear and putting the handle up by the eye/snout area. Use it like a blinder. You have to be quick to change the position of the cane when the pig decides to change directions. It also helps to have someone on the other side with a board. When all else fails, you put a bucket over their head and rap on their heels.
    Colleen
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  3. Denis Dailey says:

    The white belt on a black hog in the US usually represents the Hampshire breed. However, hogs, like daffodils have be hybridized extensively since the 1930s and the configuration of the hog in the picture would suggest more than a touch of Danish Landrace – an al white breed used to produce longer, leaner hogs.Most likely, only nhis mother knows. Denis

  4. Ethel Smith says:

    Keith, I just had to save the first photo of you with the hog, both showing quite an attitude – I’m so glad neither one bit the other!

    Ethel Smith in MN