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Puerto Jimeniz Costa Rica pig

Time to walk the pig in Puerto Jimenez

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.”

Puerto Jimeniz Costa Rica pig

Get moving piggie

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?

Stay tuned,


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