This pig had been confined continuously indoors on plastic coated expanded metal mesh flooring. Allowed outside for the first time, it explored the environment with grass for nearly an hour. The pig rolled in this mud hole within 30 seconds after discovering it. The motivation for this behavior is unclear.

Pig rolling in mud

Credit: Temple Grandin

Digital Credit: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Grandin Livestock Handling Systems, Inc.

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Description: This pig had been confined continuously indoors on plastic coated expanded metal mesh flooring. Allowed outside for the first time, it explored the environment with grass for nearly an hour. The pig rolled in this mud hole within 30 seconds after discovering it. The motivation for this behavior is unclear.

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