That'll do pig. That'll do.
September 20, 2012 8:13 PM   Subscribe

Little pig at a petting zoo rescues baby goat. [slyt]
posted by nickyskye (59 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was surprised to see that the pig's still got all four legs; you don't eat a pig like that all at once.
posted by hincandenza at 8:16 PM on September 20, 2012 [21 favorites]


babewatch
posted by LoopyG at 8:23 PM on September 20, 2012 [20 favorites]


I think this is the first time I've seen something on the evening news before I've seen it on MeFi. I can't tell whether that's progress.
posted by XMLicious at 8:24 PM on September 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is what one must do when lacking opposable thumbs - or fingers - and having no desire to bite. One must breast one's goat when saving it from drowning.
posted by likeso at 8:24 PM on September 20, 2012


SOME PIG
posted by flod at 8:27 PM on September 20, 2012 [42 favorites]


Peaceable Kingdom indeed.
posted by bardic at 8:31 PM on September 20, 2012


that was the bravest little piggy
posted by crackingdes at 8:33 PM on September 20, 2012 [5 favorites]


Saves him or chases him out of his swimming hole?
posted by arcticseal at 8:38 PM on September 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Campbell's Baby Pig & Goat Soup is Baaa Baaaa Good.
posted by not_on_display at 8:45 PM on September 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, the video's description says the goat's foot was stuck on something underwater, so I'm going with 'saves him'.

Though I am wondering how the person filming knew his foot was stuck - unless he was the one who get it stuck there. Jerk.
posted by item at 8:46 PM on September 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Now I want tacos
posted by knoyers at 8:46 PM on September 20, 2012


This is setting off all my bullshit alarms.

Seems an awful lot like a trained pig performing a trick, or, at the very least, an asshole too lazy to wade into knee-deep water to rescue a baby goat.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:49 PM on September 20, 2012 [7 favorites]


SOME PI....aww, dammit!!

That was great.
posted by barnacles at 8:55 PM on September 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


You can make all the cynical comments you want, I have had a terrible day and that is a baby PIG (favorite animal #2) rescuing a baby GOAT (favorite animal #1 never to be dethroned) and now there is water leaking out of my eyes and PLEASE GOD JUST LET ME TOUCH THEM.
posted by WidgetAlley at 9:09 PM on September 20, 2012 [48 favorites]


This is setting off all my bullshit alarms.

Your bullshit alarm is annoying everyone in the neighborhood.
posted by mullacc at 9:13 PM on September 20, 2012 [110 favorites]


Damn. I came here to make the "all at once" joke.
posted by sourwookie at 9:14 PM on September 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Even though this post does not involve otters, I still approve of it.
posted by The otter lady at 9:16 PM on September 20, 2012 [13 favorites]


Damn. I came here to make the "all at once" joke.

...and I was here to write SOME PIG in gossamer strands.

But man, the way that little piggy booked towards the crying goat (while the jerk with the camera just stood there) made me embarrassingly emotional as well. If it were Disney or Pixar, I would have said, "too cloying!"
posted by availablelight at 9:19 PM on September 20, 2012


How this ended off camera
posted by availablelight at 9:20 PM on September 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


(don't read the YouTube comments don't read the YouTube comments don't read the YouTube DAMMIT I read the YouTube comments)

I'd high-five that pig if I could.
posted by lisa g at 9:23 PM on September 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


A pig like that, you don't eat all at once.
posted by kram175 at 9:34 PM on September 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


BUTTERMILK! Oh, thank God!
posted by Naberius at 9:37 PM on September 20, 2012 [6 favorites]


It turns out a rat will help out a buddy who's in distress, even if chocolate is at stake.
posted by sebastienbailard at 9:50 PM on September 20, 2012 [5 favorites]


HAHA that rat article, oh how I laughed when it came out, at the stark glaring evidence that I truly have less compassion than a rat. If one of my friends or coworkers was stuck in a small lucite box I would hungrily devour all the donuts before their weeping eyes and chortle with malicious glee for at least 30 minutes before reluctantly freeing them.

(donuts because i do not particularly like chocolate)
posted by elizardbits at 10:00 PM on September 20, 2012 [11 favorites]


also obvsly YAY PIGGY
posted by elizardbits at 10:01 PM on September 20, 2012


Seems an awful lot like a trained pig performing a trick, or, at the very least, an asshole too lazy to wade into knee-deep water to rescue a baby goat.


We gotta pull out Occoms Razer for this. Is a petting zoo going to purposly strand a goat in water every day, and then train a pig to go rescue it, and not advertise? Also: how would you even train a pig? The whole idea of contriving small animals to be in peril and rescue themselves as a spectacle seems too complicated and beyond the expertise of a run of the mill petting zoo. This is a petting zoo you'd find in a Chuck Palahniuk novel, is what I'm saying. There's obviously some baby-goat fight club happening. Blood in the Koi Pond.
posted by hellojed at 10:21 PM on September 20, 2012 [8 favorites]


S'OK I GOT THIS.
posted by jimmythefish at 10:39 PM on September 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love the way the pig is all casual afterwards. "Yep, I just rescued this goat but I'm just going to sniff some stuff on the ground because it's no big deal. Just look at me shrugging it off."
posted by lesbiassparrow at 10:44 PM on September 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


HERO PIGGY
HERO PIGGY
SAVING DROWNING GOAT
HERO PIGGY!
posted by scody at 11:41 PM on September 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Scody, I'm glad im no thd only on who though if that.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 12:00 AM on September 21, 2012


That goat better teach his savior all about Baa Ram Ewe.
posted by painquale at 12:06 AM on September 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


The pig just swam to the other side, it nudges the goat in order to get out itself. Pigs are single minded, goats are stupid.
posted by a non e mouse at 1:20 AM on September 21, 2012


Both are tasty.
posted by a non e mouse at 1:22 AM on September 21, 2012


33 comments and no "that'll do, pig"? For shame.
posted by fight or flight at 1:51 AM on September 21, 2012


For shame.

There is. No shame in reading the title of an FPP.

(I'd like to think this was me swimming out into the comment stream to free your foot....)
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:02 AM on September 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


(I'd like to think this was me swimming out into the comment stream to free your foot....)

That'll do, GenjiandProust.

(Thanks. I'll let you have first dibs at the potato peelings if you want.)
posted by fight or flight at 2:12 AM on September 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


33 comments and no "that'll do, pig"? For shame.

Besides the title, also this comment.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 2:33 AM on September 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I love the baby goat, but only because I cannot see the baleful, satanic, horizontal pupils.

Iä! Iä! Shub-Niggurath! Praise The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young!
posted by exlotuseater at 3:43 AM on September 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


*faints*
posted by exlotuseater at 3:44 AM on September 21, 2012


That frantic crying of the baby goat made me want to jump into the screen. How does one stand there filming and chortling?
posted by thinkpiece at 4:33 AM on September 21, 2012 [7 favorites]


An old favorite from my homeland.
posted by amy lecteur at 5:03 AM on September 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


I want to hug that pig. That is all.
posted by tommasz at 5:22 AM on September 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like the guy who start off be announcing "goat in the water." It has the practiced calm of someone who has been in this situation before combined with the nonchalance of someone who is not planning to do a damn thing about it.

I'd like to imagine he's a malicious caretaker at a school for especially dumb baby goats.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 6:02 AM on September 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


"goat in the water."

Goooooat in the waaaah tair!
Pig flying in the sty!
Goooooat in the waaaah tair!

Dunt dunt duh. Dunt dunt DA duh.
Dunt dunt duh dunt-dahhh.
Dunt dunt duh. Dunt dunt DA duh.
Dunt dunt duh dunt-dahhh.
Dunt dunt duh. (TsssUP) Dunt dunt DA duh. (TsssUP)
Dunt dunt duh (TsssUP) dunt-dahhh.
Dunt dunt duh. (TsssUP) Dunt dunt DA duh. (TsssUP)
Dunt dunt duh (TsssUP) dunt-dahhh.
. . .

posted by Herodios at 7:23 AM on September 21, 2012 [16 favorites]


Herodios, I really admire the amount of effort put into accurately transcribing the guitar riff there. Clearly a labour of love.
posted by phl at 7:32 AM on September 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


That's nuthin!

I also have a full arrangement for air band of Egar Winter's "Frankenstein".
 
posted by Herodios at 7:43 AM on September 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


MetaFilter: Write SOME PIG in gossamer strands.
posted by The Bellman at 7:55 AM on September 21, 2012


me swimming out into the comment stream to free your foot

This should be the new "FTFY." Let's make it happen. Like we made "Fetch" happen.
posted by sweetkid at 8:17 AM on September 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also: how would you even train a pig?

Quite easily. Pigs are smart. That's kind of how the movie everyone is referencing was made.

I like the guy who start off be announcing "goat in the water." It has the practiced calm of someone who has been in this situation before combined with the nonchalance of someone who is not planning to do a damn thing about it.

EXACTLY.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:29 AM on September 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm impressed that we got to 34 comments before we got the apparently mandatory "X animal is tasty" comment.
posted by lesbiassparrow at 11:26 AM on September 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm impressed that we got to 34 comments before we got the apparently mandatory "X animal is tasty" comment.

And that comment was a damn lie. Goat is not tasty. It is greasy and stringy and terrible.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:47 AM on September 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't understand all the hate in the YT comments for the guy who called out about the goat being in the water.

At a petting zoo there would be a staff member right on hand, whose job it would be to take care of the animals, ensure their - and the kids' - safety. Had the staff person not helped, then I could imagine a visitor wading into the pond.

I like the way he says, "And there he is. The hero pig."
posted by nickyskye at 2:15 PM on September 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


yea, I thought he was saying "goat in the water" to get a staff person to come over and help. He was probably with his kids (haha, children). And the goat could have kicked him in the head or something.
posted by sweetkid at 2:23 PM on September 21, 2012


Honey Badger didn't give a damn.
posted by HyperBlue at 2:57 PM on September 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


He could have said, "Kid in the water", lol, and then the staff might have come running.
posted by nickyskye at 3:00 PM on September 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I should say that I'm guessing the guy isn't a malicious staff member at SpEd School for goats, he's probably doing the right thing. I choose to believe that he's the former because it's more interesting and I am in charge of which reality I inhabit.

I'm also a little drunk.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 3:36 PM on September 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


Bulldog Adopts Wild Baby Boars
posted by homunculus at 5:36 PM on September 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


That is not water.

That is brine.
posted by srboisvert at 6:29 AM on September 24, 2012


Orphaned piglet whose siblings all died is taken under the wing… of a surrogate Mother Goose
posted by homunculus at 9:39 AM on September 25, 2012


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