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.
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Are Pigs Smart?
Its seems like the pig advocates the world over won a victory for the pig by establishing this past March 1 as Pig Day. This was a day to reflect on the vast intelligence of this often underestimated animal.
Just how smart are pigs? Scientists have proven that they are smarter than chimpanzees. In one experiment, pigs were taught simple words and phrases, and three year later, they still remembered the words and could follow commands!
Other evidence that pigs are intelligent animals? Mother pigs sing to their babies while nursing. Pigs lead complex social lives similar to primates. They often try to outsmart each other. While all Pig Day advocates agree that pigs are smart animals, their only remaining debates is how to celebrate. Should we enjoy a feast of bacon, ham, and pork chops - or not? You be the judge! (SPS Newsletter)