Spike the Warthog

by Rebecca on July 29, 2011

in Animal Stories

From Lee:

Many people don’t believe this story — they think its a pet of the lodge,
etc. Some claim the warthog has relatives who do this in South Africa,
Botswana, Namibia, etc… Anyway its a good story — “there’s this big ugly
warthog that’s walks into a bar one cold night and says to the barman…..”
I think this story dates back to 2006.

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I had an email from a friend in Zimbabwe yesterday and she sent me this picture and story that I thought was delightful.

They had been away at a game park and on the first evening while sitting in front of the fire in the bar, in walked a fully grown warthog.

He walked over to the bar and without a word the bar man handed him a pillow. He took the pillow, put it next to the fire and promptly lay down

with his head on the pillow and went to sleep where, apparently, he spends the cold nights. Then in the morning, he’s off into the bush again!

My friend says that if the barman isn’t there he will grab a pillow off one of the couches!

Here he is:


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