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Posted on 04/22/2010 8:13:42 AM PDT by iHikeinGodsCreation
Link (includes a video posted at link) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100420/ts_ynews/ynews_ts1710_2
A "sheep pig" may sound like a fanciful creation "Charlotte's Web" meets the late Nickelodeon "CatDog" cartoon, perhaps. But there evidently is such a thing on Planet Earth, and as the name suggests, it's a traditional curly-tailed pig covered in a sheep-like wool coat. (The opposite pairing, an overgrown sheep who eats anything in its path and ferrets out truffles, is an experiment that natural selection is apparently not yet up to tackling.) And no, we're not trying to pull the wool over your eyes. (Sorry it had to be done). The animal in question, native to Austria and Hungary, is known in zoological circles as a Mangalitsa. The Tropical Wings Zoo in Essex, England, just took in three of the rare creatures a male and two females as part of an education and breeding program. You can watch a news report on the animals below: There are, of course, countless questions that swirl around the Mangalitsa. What does sheep-pig bacon taste like? Is sheep-pig wool water-resistant? And how many indie-rock bands will name themselves the Sheep Pigs by the end of the week?
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“Sheep Pig” could become a great synonym for “Democrat”...doesn’t bleat when you shear it closely as long as you keep the Gubment bennies coming...
omigosh! it’s so cute! LOL
between this and the bacon sandwich thread though, I’m never going to last until lunch time...I’m hungry!
Before anyone accuses me of instantly going from cute to plate, the article did it! They mentioned bacon! LOL
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