I can just visualize the domestic scene five minutes before this photo was taken. “Asdrubal, have you walked the pig yet?” Asdrubal is sipping his delicious Costa Rican coffee and grunts: “damn pet pig.”
Five minutes later he is out on the street leading the Puerto Jimeniz version of Green Acre’s Arnold on a leash in front of my watchful eye. I guess we can surmise that in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica there is no leash law for dogs, but if you let your pig run free, you will pay.
They say if you stay in one place for long, the whole world will pass you by. I was patiently waiting for my guide to show up, who was to lead me on an adventure into Corcovado National Park, when this hilarious scene passed me by. I was watching scarlet macaws fly over and checking out iguanas in the trees, but a man and his pig surpassed all of that and caught my camera’s attention.
I have seen cats on a leash, and I always thought that was kind of weird, but leading a pig in this fashion tops all. Pet ownership has many perks, but it can also be a chore. Perhaps there is a new animal in the running for man’s best friend?
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This is hilarious!
However I do feel I have to let you know that you were waiting for your guide in “Puerto Jimenez” not “Jimeniz” 🙂
Oh I wouldn´t mind… I would never get in the way of someone trying to enjoy an delicious beer in Manuel Antonio…
Make sure you have some chifrijo to go along with that beer…
Take care and have fun!
I have heard that pigs are very smart compared to some people. This may be proof. Your adventures are amazing, as is your sharp observations. Thanks for taking me there through your words and photos.
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All I can say is free the pigs! No having goats I can fully understand the need to keep them contained and or restricted. Nice little pick me up piece, Ted.
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Loved this very funny post. Wonder if he led him to the market? Lol.
Great one! I wonder if the pig walked faster than the man or vice versa. And I wonder if this is done to let the pig out for a while for exercise or if he/she needs to be “let out” for other reasons. 🙂
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