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Don't do this.

By PaulY
The sign at the Oakland Petting Zoo in front of the pen for this 100 pound pot bellied pig said "Don't feed me I bite!".

I figured I'd put my camera with 20 mm lens over the fence and get a nice picture of the pig (I figured how bad could it be? It's a petting zoo after all!). He or she sauntered over and I thought maybe I'll get one of those distorted fisheye type of shots. All of a sudden it let out a blood curdling squeal. I took the picture and removed my hand at the same time! How embarrassing. All the parents and children were looking at me wondering what I did to that poor pig!

Tags: Zoo Pig Pets and captive animals Humour and fun

Voters: wasper, tarara, PhotographyBySuzan and 4 more

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1 Feb 2007 3:44PM
Haha that is a great story description to go with the picture. Maybe you got he or she at a bad time of the month when photos were strictly off limits! It's a shame more focus couldn't be captured buuuuut you were trying to save your hand. Kudos to you!
simont 18 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2007 3:58PM
Looks like you had a lucky escape, even though blurred those teeth look vicious.
tarara 16
1 Feb 2007 6:07PM
This one makes you realize you're lucky to still have fingers. I like it, it's exactly what you see when you're on the move. Yvonne
RipleyExile 19 1.6k 17 England
2 Feb 2007 3:08PM
I thought the idea of a petting zoo was to be able to touch and stroke the animals, not have your hand forcibly removed! :-(

Nice reflexes.
10 Feb 2007 3:31PM
Had to smile at this one.....That is some kind of Dof you've got going...LOL!

Suzan Smile
10 Feb 2007 11:59PM
Haha, there's a great drama to this shot, espically alongside the description Smile I thought it was a hippo when i first looked at it.
19 Feb 2007 6:25PM
Watch Out!!! HAHA
wasper 16 533 1 Ireland
14 Mar 2007 2:27PM
Maybe the pig doesn't like Canon camerasSmile)

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