they grow up so fast! She looks like a pretty contented sanglier. Stay away from those hunters, Noelle!
My she has grown. She has lost her baby stripes and now weighs over 30kg. She still likes to have her belly tickled as you can see in the picture. She begs for treats like a puppy and still hangs out with her hunting dog friends every day. She is going to get a dayglo waistcoat before the hunting season starts and maybe her own enclosure just to keep her safe on hunting days.
about the tie-dye... i would hate to see noelle on the dinner plate
we should get Noelle a tie-dye t-shirt.
To wear in the woods so hunters don't mistake her for one of those other wild pigs!
us metropolitan Suidae visitors may show up anyways... "right outside this lazy summer home"
and when we do, we'll sleep on your couch and eat your food, and quite possible root around in your garden with our snouts...
"and sometimes we visit your country and live in your home"
None of it is true anyway, I just dream it up and fool around with photoshop :-)
between wanting the whole world to know of the lovely Noelle and thinking Badger's village should remain in bucolic peace sans hordes of admiring visitors.
Is Noelle showing signs of being as smart as pigs are reputed to be, given half a chance?
Love the Noelle Tales and photos, keep em coming please, when you can.
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine
to answer Canyon Critter's question, Noelle is a Eurasian Wild Boar (Latin: Sus scrofa) and so is a relative of the American Javelina (or Peccary) but not the same. Wild boars are very common around here despite the hunting and can cause a lot of agricultural damage; the males can grow to up to 250 pounds and are very scary. They are mostly nocturnal in the wild, but Noelle keeps the same time as her canine friends. The other day I saw Noelle curled up asleep in the sunshine with her friend Tosca, who is still recovering from being badly tusked by a boar on a hunting trip in the winter! She comes when you call her name, is somewhat shy, but loves being tickled on her belly. When you do that she just rolls over and goes into a trance of delight.
those big brown eyes! that cute little grin! those stripes! and so fond of her canine family!