Almost India Wildlife - Happy Indian Pigs, Silly Cattle and Snooty Goat Photos.
Although probably not part of a normal tour of India "wildlife" itinerary it's hard to ignore the many pigs and cattle which live happily amongst the muck so often found in many of India's towns and cities.
Goa Pigs and other wandering animals in Goa, India.
The first set of pictures were taken whilst on a touring holiday in Goa
. When you go for a stroll along one of the beautiful beaches in Goa you will certainly come across cattle wandering about. They are pretty happy to go for a swim or have a roll about in the water - just simply doing what many tourists like to do in Goa - laze around and enjoy the lovely weather and sea.[ Click the thumbnails for a larger picture - use the back button to return to this page. ]
Jaisalmer Pigs and other animals meandering about in the City. The desert City of Jaisalmer boasted some of the happiest looking pigs we came across whilst touring in India. The local people do not seem to take any notice of their pigs for some reason - perhaps because of the total
mess that the pigs wallow in which is also accompanied by something of a pong. On the other hand if the city did not allow these pools of muck
and sometimes open sewerage gulleys to exist then the pigs would not be in them in the first place. Anyway it certainly seemed to suit the pigs as can be seen in some of the photos below.
The two photos on the left were taken along the Ganga River alongside several of The Ghats at Varanasi
- the cows roam freely although what they actually graze on is anyone's guess. Probably they wander up into the market area now and again and raid one or two of the market stalls for some fruit and veg.
The authorities are constantly hozing down the more
important ghat areas to remove the mess.
Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Hospet pigs and other not very wild animals in India.
Below are just a few other photos taken whilst we wandered around India. The state of some of the pigs we came across did vary - i.e. how mucky they were - but it did seem that the cleaner and more spacier Indian Cities like
Jaipur City had a much tidier - perhaps classier - type of pig compared with those found for instance when visiting The Blue City of Jodhpur
- the latter being a scruffier seeming Indian city with untidy Indian pigs to match. Apart from being traffic hazards the cattle can be a real (and expensive) business for some Indian traders. Whilst wandering around Jodhpur we saw a couple of cows charge right into the middle of Jodhpur's huge market area and proceeded to raid a vegetable stall - and
pretty well wrecked it before they were chased off, knocking over several more stalls in the process.
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