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Old 10-03-2008, 08:10 PM   #16
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For the pig races at the local strawberry festival every spring, the pigs race to the finish line for Oreos. I bet those pigs in the third picture are just reeeeeaally excited about cookies!
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:06 PM   #17
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Yes, I'm hot to trot for Oreos, too... and Hawaiian Punch, back when it was thicker than cough syrup. My teeth would vibrate, but I wouldn't drift off and burn the couch or carpet.
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:28 PM   #18
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I've seen the piggies in question in action. The show is run by a bloke by the name of Tom Vandeleur. Story goes that he's an Aussie pig farmer who discovered pig racing in the USA and brought it to Australia. He likes to wear big American style "cowboy outfits". When I saw the pigs they looked well cared for and keen to race / dive. My guess is that they get a tasty reward at the finish line and are racing for that. The diving pig definitely had her eyes focused on someone at the edge of the pool who was holding out a hand. Didn't look too keen to jump in, but the treats won her over in the end, and she got a snoutful as soon as she reached the hand.

But they are all piglets (not adult pigs) and I do wonder what happens once their career is over. Do they go to an intensive pig farming facility or to a free range pig farm? Perhaps I'm being cynical and they end their days lounging by a pool, watching the younger pigs train.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:16 AM   #19
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Or maybe the older piggies "retire" from the track and eventually become trainers themselves, teaching the next generation of piggy runners how to do their jobs?
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:27 AM   #20
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... before becoming commentators.
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:39 AM   #21
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That's the correct answer! I wonder if they wear stupid hats and hang out at McDonalds in the morning, swapping lies?
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:53 AM   #22
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Or power-walking the mall.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:43 AM   #23
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yesterday in Savannah:

http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galle....php?id=348193

http://savannahnow.com/node/587409
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:15 AM   #24
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Them's not pigs!
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