Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Dog Nursing Piglets

This article caught my eye in the paper the other day of a dog named, Yeti, nursing adopted piglets in Camaguey, Cuba.  Yeti the dog already had a litter of pups to care for when the piglets adopted her as a second mom.

Ever since then, the Cuban farm dog has been pulling double duty, nursing not just her own young but also the 14 swine.

Farmer Mannorkys Santamaria said the piglets also take milk from their mothers, but when they see Yeti, they run to her for a meal.  On a recent day the young porkers followed her around the farm as if she were their real mother.

"No one imposed this on the dog," Santamaria said.  "The piglets discovered this on their own and began nursing with her when they turned 15 days old."

Santamaria, 35, and his wife, Eida Fermandes, 40, raise pigs, chickens, doves and turkeys on their small farm in the eastern province of Camaguey.

All but one of Yeti's biological offspring have been given away, and the one pup remaining nurses alongside the swine.

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