I wasn't sure if the pig tied to a string on the side of the road was a pet or livestock

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Pig tied to a string on a wayside
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Although Bontoc is the capital of Mountain Province in the northern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines, it is a small rural town. Even walking along the main street, there are only a few stores scattered about, and the atmosphere is peaceful.

As I walked along the main street, I saw an animal on the side of the road. Surprisingly, the animal was neither a dog nor a cat, but a piglet. In Southeast Asia, it is not uncommon to find ordinary houses in the countryside that do not have pig farms and keep pigs for food.

I wondered which kind of piglet this was. Is it a pet? Or is it a domestic animal? I scurried around to ask the owner, but I couldn't find anyone who looked like the owner. I had no choice but to look at the pig seriously. Then I came to the conclusion that it was probably a pet. I didn't find any evidence that it was a pet. It had a string attached to it, it was well-behaved, and most of all, I couldn't bear to eat the cute little piglet. It was better to think of it as a pet, so that his mind would not be disturbed.

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PHOTO DATA

No

2382

Shooting Date

Sep 2008

Posted On

January 11, 2009

Modified On

August 11, 2022

Place

Bontoc, Philippines

Genre

Animal Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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