Pigs have Itches

Pigs have Itches



It is somewhat entertaining to watch feral hogs as they scratch their itches.

We can identify with this behavior. I sometimes have an itch on my back. I find a door jam and go to work. Up and down, side to side. Ahhh.

I’ve included a couple pictures showing pig rubs. In one photo, you can see a wooden power pole where a pig went to work to get some skin relief. The second photo shows a well-worn pig trail that crossed a tree with two trunks. Obviously, lots of hogs have done lots of rubbing.

And, yes, it’s fun to watch the pigs when they are doing their back rubs, belly rubs, and hip rubs. 

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