By Max Hrenda
Last week, Stoney Creek resident Bobby Harding noticed one of his two hogs was doing something uncharacteristic of a pig — it wasn’t eating.
“I went over there to feed her, and she was just sitting over in the corner,” Harding said. “She just raised her head up, and it turned out she wasn’t eating for about three or four days. So, last Friday, I picked up a comb and combed her out real good to see what I could find.”
When Harding combed back the hair on his sow’s head, he found the problem.
“Someone had shot her twice in the head,” Harding said. “There was one in her snout, and one right above her eye.”
Harding believes his hog had been shot with a low-caliber pistol, because the bullets didn’t penetrate the pig’s skull.
“If they would have shot her with a rifle, it would have killed her,” Harding said. “They had to get right up over top of her to shoot her. It’s a thousand wonders that she’s not dead.”