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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Spike the Warthog - Napping by the fire

Fact or fiction? The email was forwarded to me. Either way it's a great fireside tale.

I had an email from a friend in Zimbabwe yesterday and she sent me this picture and story that I thought was delightful. They had been away at a game park and on the first evening while sitting in front of the fire in the bar, in walked a fully grown wart hog. He walked over to the bar and without a word the bar man handed him a pillow. He took the pillow, put it next to the fire and promptly lay down with his head on the pillow and went to sleep where, apparently he spends the cold nights there. Then in the morning he’s off into the bush again! My friend, Cynie, says that if the barman isn’t there he’ll grab a pillow off one of the couches! Here he is :

The pillow certainly has a used, grubby warthog look about it. I suspect he's just a not-so-wild warthog that grew up around the lodge. Certainly a happy hog.

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4 Comments:

Blogger poetjanstie said...

Aww! Bet no-one argues with him/her ;-)

July 13, 2011 at 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got this one too and thought no way would a wild hog have such confidence around a fire. That's definitely someone's little baby! So cute

July 14, 2011 at 2:55 AM  
Blogger Crowd Munatswa said...

True, you can watch the video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGsyweSkYd4. Spike is there, towards the end

November 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Barbara Wilcox said...

Spike's for real. He was at the lodge when I went there early this month.

September 22, 2014 at 9:21 PM  

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