And this little piggy went ‘we, we, we, we, all the way home’!
While in Vava’u we saw pigs, lots and lots of pigs everywhere.
In fact the maximum speed of 70Kph is almost redundant as everyone drives as if pigs both large and small are about to dart out across the road. Judging by the look of many cars the drivers have learned this lesson experientially.
Even when mum’s crossed and a handful of piglets have followed it’s best to wait a moment or two for the runt hiding in the bushes.
The reason the locals leave their pigs run wild is simple, the pigs can forage for food wherever they like, meaning the owners do not have to pay for or worry about food.
The down side to letting your pigs roam wild is perhaps obvious. Let’s just say, ‘what goes around comes around’.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘This Little Piggy’ 1/250s f/2.8 ISO160 140mm