Mt. Talinis

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The biggest pig I have ever seen…

Big pigThere we were, just outside of Dumaguete City. We had been trying to access a small watershed at the foot of Mt. Talinis in southeast Negros Island. While we couldn’t access the area during this visit, we were able to stay at the house of one of the wildlife specialists in the area. Renee runs a tree and flower nursery of native plants from around the Philippines. His property in the Municipality of Bacong is actually quite impressive. To be honest, though, it wasn’t the diversity of his plants that caught my attention, but the world’s largest pig. OK, I am sure it is not the world’s largest pig, but to me this thing was huge! The pig was a pregnant female and was only a month away from giving birth. We delicately named her Big Bertha.