Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Have I mentioned I live in the sticks?

I've told you before how I live in the country. Ya see, where I live it is not unusual to see signs like this.




And minutes old calves like this.




But, we were a little stumped to find this track in our yard. Oh, I know some of you will easily say that it is a deer track.




But I ask you, would a deer do this? Even a herd of deer wouldn't do this.




This is actually part of our 84 year old neighbors yard as we found it the other morning. Gone are the smooth lawn tractor riding days. Her entire yard has been torn up. Any guesses as to what wondrous creature would do this?




Let me give you a clue. Have you ever read this book? My girls love it for all of it's smelly humor.





But we be havin' us some wild boars for reals!

And they ain't purty!




I told you I live in the sticks.

-dana

33 comments:

tara said...

I would never have guessed. Um, that last picure? Is he posing or being posed? If you get my meanin.

Brenda said...

I would love it. My husband used to hunt wild hogs he is from Arkansas. They would catch the babies and feed them.Those suckers are mean.

ferne said...

I thought Wild Boars as soon as I saw the foot print. I use to live where there were wild boars and they are mean and ugly.

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Soon, Then said...

HA! This is too funny.
Thanks for giving me a morning chuckle.

sarah, rsm said...

Woe! I hope the boars stay south of the line. We have duck crossing signs here in Michigan and they are so cute ~ the signs I mean. Ok, so are the ducks.

Kelsi said...

Oh my! That is all I can say ... oh my!

lauren said...

ooo!!! they can be mean, too, can't they???

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I was thinking buffalo .. . those crazy boars made a big mess!

Elissa said...

nope. not purty. sticks are still the bomb though.

Krissy said...

Uh.. WOW. Did they use their husks or horns (haha) to dig up the yard? That's awful! They are the most ugly creatures.... did they come through in the middle of the night? You're leaving me in suspense Dana! You can't do that! lol I need DETAILS woman! DETAILS! lol And, I gotta tell ya ... when I first moved to TN after I got married, we lived at my husband's grandpa's farm house in the upstairs apartment. He rented out his land to his friend that had cows. For the longest time I hated those suckers. Now I have a fond opinion of them, and it helps that Ree (Pioneer Woman) always shows the really cute stuff. LOL *ahem* Long story over. Sorry. lol

kirsten said...

That is just not right. He looks like some lecherous, grizzled drunk giving you the eye and making indecent comments!

Shellmo said...

Wow - I hope those wild things don't run someone over! Funny!

Artfulife said...

So hilarious:)

Our Red House said...

What a handsome fellow;-)

If you saw two tracks side-by-side in this country you'd probably think they were roo tracks.

Kate

purplegiraffes said...

Just as I was about to say it was pigs, I scrolled down. We see that kind of damage around here a lot. They destroy sugar cane crops, tear up the national parks, eat sea turtle eggs and do all sorts of other damage. Awful animals (but not as awful as cane toads)! I wonder if they taste good...

Amy said...

Dear God a am scared for life that thing is scary

Fuji Mama said...

Oh my goodness! Aren't they a bit dangerous? My dad would be in heaven--he just loves every little bit of wildlife. What a mess!

Casey said...

eww! I was going to say maybe a bison got loose if you had a bison farm around, but a boar? yuck!

PunkiePie said...

Okay, that's pretty scary looking. You DO live in the sticks!

Jen :)

Christina Joy said...

That's disgusting! How did you manage to get such a close up shot!? You are one brave mama to live so close to such beasties! All we've got nearby are coyotes. And they aren't quite so much ugly!

Patricia said...

OMG! how nasty!!

tam said...

YIKES! Those are some mean critters!
~Tam :D

Kelly O. said...

Do I sense a pork roast in the near future?! Are we all invited?

LollyChops said...

That is so not good.

Em said...

Wow - is that last one dead or alive? They're not the cutest things are they? Maybe you could convince them to till your garden for you... and then stay away!

Kris said...

Holy Moly!

Shauna said...

I think I want to live where you live!! So beautiful, and quiet.

susan said...

what a bummer...wild pigs are a really big problem on kauai...they are no longer sticking to the mountains but tearing up yards and estates. they are pretty tasty smoked i can tell you that :-)

* TONYA * said...

and this is why I live in suburbia by the beach :)

I did grow up as a country bumpkin though, but never with wild boars. Wow.

Amy said...

All I can say is WOW!

Tipper said...

You needed the Deer Hunter pronto!

WhiteStone said...

Ooooh, Yahhhh! You dooooo live in the sticks! LOL. Glad those critters don't leave around here.

Amylouwho said...

That's ca-razy!! Reminds me of the princess bride for some reason....