Little Orphan Hammies
By Sarina Martinez (05/13/10 12:24:18)
Related animal: Pig

While at the pig farm I didn't really feel a connection with any of the pigs. I felt it was very hard to connect with them. Every time I tried to approach one it would run away.

I tried different methods of approaching them and neither worked. I tried to sneak up on them, moving very slowly and only moving when they weren't looking. But as soon as they saw me moving they would take a step back. I also tried to move over to them in a calm, submissive manner. Trying to let them know that they were the boss and that my actions were determined by their acceptance of my presence.

Realizing that I couldn't interact with them I turned my attention to their interactions with each other. There didn't seem to be any visible hierarchy. I thought there might have been an "alpha male," but in my time being there I couldn't see a clear one. Also there didn't seem to be any type of community, which I found odd.

All in all I learned more about those pigs than expected.

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