Saturday, December 26, 2009

Feral Pig.

I think I caught a case of the swine. As nasty as this flu is rumored to be, it actually doesn't hold a candle to the gunk I got last winter. In fact, I don't think I have the full-blown swine of the H1N1 variety, unless it just gets worse and worse after the initial lay-you-out-for-a-day period. I'll call this sickness the "Burnt Ends."

It serves me right though. Staying up until 5 am drinking PBRs and listening to a Doug Stanhope set and a multitude of blistering guitar jams the night before Christmas Eve probably wasn't all that wise. Then again, that's what I do.

Being knocked out with this lil' piggy also inspired a new band name. Who wouldn't want to front an outfit called Feral Pig?

That's a Superbeast caliber critter if there ever was one. Check out these specs:

Feral pigs in Texas are descended from introductions of European wild hogs for sporting purposes, and from escaped domestic swine that have established feral populations. European wild hogs have several distinguishing characteristics that set them apart from domestic or feral hogs. Among these are brown to blackish brown color, with grizzled guard hairs, a mane of hair (8-16 cm long) running dorsally from the neck to the rump, a straight heavily tufted tail, and ears covered with hair. Characteristics of feral hogs are varied, depending upon the breed of the ancestral stock. European wild hogs and feral hogs interbreed readily, with traits of European wild hogs apparently being dominant.

They interbreed readily. SooooooooooooooWeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!


mick said...

Lord of the flies, snatch, hanibal, old yeller, the lion king.

Casey Brewer said...

Are you suggesting Feral Pig has been done before?

mick said...

not really, just noting the many uses for the feral pig. I was trying to think of something besides "Feral Pig", but only came up with Boar...