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Road-smart Pigs

A farmer living in Taiwan stumbled across a dozen piglets several months ago, and has kept them and trained them.
The pigs, all less than a year old, fall into line whenever Lee Tung-cheng lets them out of his rural Pingtung county yard and starts up his scooter. They go out together almost every day and know the rules of the road, he told Reuters on Wednesday.
Supposedly they all behave rather well and are highly intelligent.

All I can say is... weird.

What's the weirdest animal you've ever had as a pet? What's the weirdest thing you've ever trained one of your pets to do?

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