Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON
On Wednesday I was driving down Princes Highway when I spotted an unusual sight on a grass verge to my left. It was a lifesize figure (probably fibreglass) of a pig and a lawnmower. But even though I had my camera with me, as I always do, I was in the wrong lane to pull over.
So on Thursday I made sure to slow down and pull over at the right place. To my delight, the pig sported a few additional details, obviously provided by the garden care centre nearby. As you can see, he was wearing a carefully crafted "jacket" made of fake turf. In addition, this being the Australian Rules football season, someone had wrapped a St Kilda Football Club scarf around the animal's neck.
And if you look carefully at his hindquarters, you'll be able to see how good his jacket is. Now look at his hind hooves and you'll see another intriguing detail - good, sturdy, trusty brown boots like those worn by thousands of tradesmen in this country.
I wonder if the lawn-mowing pig is really a subtle advertisement for a sequel to Spike Lee's film Mo Better Blues?Check out the rules at Camera Critters or go to Misty Dawn.