Pig pounce

All four feet leave the ground as the pig leaps in the air when the crowd of young boys slide in the dirt to try and catch him at the Dove Creek Pick 'n' Hoe.


One boy loses his glasses and gets on the wrong end of a the pig at the Dove Creek Pick 'n' Hoe celebration on the Fourth of July. The boy beneath prevailed and ended up winning the pig. Enlargephoto

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One boy loses his glasses and gets on the wrong end of a the pig at the Dove Creek Pick 'n' Hoe celebration on the Fourth of July. The boy beneath prevailed and ended up winning the pig.

As they tackle the pig, two of the 18-and-up women get a faceful of dirt along with the pig at the at the Dove Creek Pick 'n' Hoe celebration on the Fourth of July. Enlargephoto

Sam Green/Cortez Journal

As they tackle the pig, two of the 18-and-up women get a faceful of dirt along with the pig at the at the Dove Creek Pick 'n' Hoe celebration on the Fourth of July.