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Elanor

Kune Kune Pig

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other,
Rescue / shelter group

Gender: Female

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

5/5

Health

5/5

Foraging ability

4/5

Tolerance for heat

3/5

Tolerance for cold

5/5

Meat quality

2/5

Commercial value

4/5

Elanor the Kunekune pig

By

New Zealand

Posted Jun 25, 2015

Elanor would always be waiting by the gate of my property each evening to lead me to the house. She would climb onto the veranda and lean on me as I removes my boots. I might add that a 300 pound pig moves you when she leans against you and my veranda was wooden, I found it necessary to start removing my boots inside the house so I didn't need to remove splinters from my butt. Elanor was the most affectionate of pets and would sit beside me as long as my arm was around her. When i removed it she would try to snag my sleeve in her teeth to place it back around her. Unfortunately her gluttony brought about her demise. She could put her snubbed snout under the bottom wire of any fence and just push, her powerful legs would drive the wire up over her back and she was through. I even strained those bottom wires with a tractor, to no avail. She escaped once too often and tore the bottom sheets off a neighbors wheat silo and gorged half a tone of wheat in the three days she was missing. It was a remote silo and not visited often, the wheat swelled in her belly and by the time I found her she was so distressed and in excruciating pain and had to be destroyed.

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