The Warthog

Written for:  Blogging From A to Z

Unlike its cousin, the pig,
warthogs are darker, stouter,
with tusks that serve as
elongated teeth. If you fancy
manes, warthogs have those
as well. Not having good
sight, warthogs have a tremendous
sense of smell. People consider
warthogs, and pigs to be dirty.
However, rolling in mud
under a hot African sun
keeps their skin from being
damaged, and repels bugs.
As omnivores, warthogs are
not picky eaters. While
makes are solitary, females
are quite social. Do not
attempt to socialize with
them, as they are wild,
and unpredictable.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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