Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The land of the unexpected
Pigs are raised not for food so much, but to be used to give away at bride prices, funerals, compensation demands and more. Sometimes they are eaten for special occasions at a mumu, and often times they are sold. They can be quite destructive to garden's if they aren't on their leash. They are more common than dogs, and it seems that most everyone is raising pigs.
Pigs can be carriers of lots of diseases, but thankfully, other than pigbel we don't see too many pig related diseases. Be careful, you don't want to get close to their mouth, pig bites are often difficult to treat because of the infection that results. Thankfully, this pig stayed on it's leash and didn't cause us any problems.