Fat Sow

How do I know this is a fat sow?

I’ve had hunters kill a pig like this one, but they are uncommon around Livermore. Wild pigs seldom get excessively fat, but apparently the great grass year has provided well for this pig. My guess is that this pig weighs almost 300 pounds. She was about 250 yards away when I snapped this photo (a couple of weeks ago).

Her bulbous body makes her head look small and she looks like she’s filled with helium. When we slaughtered the fat pig I mentioned, it was loaded with extra fat. It’s also possible that this pig is pregnant and full of piglets almost ready to be born.

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