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The Pigy With Wings-Flying Pig


  The Flying Pigs are a musical sketch comedy team based in Aberdeen in the North-East of  Scotland. Due to their BBC Scotland radio show "Desperate Fishwives" . It has received  some UK-wide coverage.


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  • Colors rich colors tones patina. 
  • Handcrafted with an age of patina finish.
  • Each will vary due to handcrafting & painting.
  • Application of a coat of sealant
  • is recommended for lasting beauty.
  • Outdoor or indoor.
  • 9 " W x 10" T X 4.5 "Diam. 
  • Imported.       


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Westwood Pavillion in Brenham, Texas carry unique recycled metal art animals home garden deocr  like  metal art roosters,  metal art flying pigs for your home…Wester Decor …agave s, cactus, boots, longhorns..Garden Decor like angels,  bird houses, flowers, roses, zinnias for your patio or home!  Yes you can fill your home and garden with angels, recycled metal art animals home garden decor…iguanas, dot-sons and sophisticated piece of art for every room Indoor-outdoor many styles to choose for your home and garden.

 Some of the  recycled metal art animals from Mexico  that we carry are recycled metal art animals home garden decor roosters,  recycled metal art animals from Mexico flying pigs, recycled metal art animals from Mexico razor back Hogs,  bannies recycled metal art animals from Mexico ..metal art  Horned Toe Lizards Mascot TCU for your home and garden decor

In the home and garden decor section we have recycled metal art  animals from Mexico like recycled metal art razorback hogs, .. recycled meta art Western Boots, Bird Houses, recycled metal art cactus, agaves, wall cathedras….

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Other recycled metal art from Mexico Items in the landscaping section are …metal Credentials, metal Tables, metal Chairs, metal Coffee Tables, metal Bar Tables….. Fabulous for the Patio in your at Home u Garden                       

Art home garden decorative  iguanas, owls made with resin-compose.  Ornaments items a terrific Gift for someone special…..peggy Banks, dotson dogs,  caws.

Why we choose recycle metal art from Mexico for your home and garden? recycle metal art from Mexico is more durable and some pieces have a rustic finish, others an antique finish and many a soft finish. The creativity of the Mexican artist brings many exceptional styles.

Mexican handcrafts and folk art is a complex collection of items made with various materials and intended for utilitarian, decorative or other purposes. Some of the items produced by hand in this country include ceramics, wall hangings, vases, furniture, metal art animals , textiles and much more. Mexican handcrafts and folk art

Westwood Pavillion brings many pieces of metal art and folk-loric pieces native of Mexico and we are continually add these wonderful pieces to our collection.  We also be carring some Mexican antiques such as "metal picayelos" ice tongs, "molcajetes" stone bowl, plancha para tortillas…..original pieces for your home and garden

Mexican Curious are items typically and deeply related with Mexico, Mexicans, and, specially and more important, Mexican culture like Aztecan items, bullfighting, flamenco Spanish Music items, South America and gift shop items…..metal guitars, molcajetes, sonajas, azteca calendars, castanuelas, bulls,  ….

We carry a variety of art that can be a decorative piece in  your home and garden  like recycled metal art animals …from Mexico  chickens, wall decorations….. …. more

Other can be use in your garden or patio us well like metal ants, recycled metal art bannies, metal armadillos, metal buffalos, cat-fish metal, metal chickens, crawfish, dogs, ducks, gooses, metal elephants, metal frogs, fishes, flamingos, horned- toe, 3 running horses, horses, jalapeños mariachis, lizards, mermaids, pigs, pelicans, porky pine, metal rabbits, razorback-hog, sea horses,  metal Tortugas,  turkeys,  metal wood peckers,  mariachis,  pelicans,   and…. more

We have a large selection of items for your garden or patio.

Other non metal materials "compose-materials" like Dotson dogs, iguanas, razorback hogs, Mexican Chihuahua and elegant decorative for your home and garden … more

We carry a great variety of garden decor made with recycled metal art from Mexico.. like metal trellis, metal arches, metal trees, wall metal trees, wall metal decorations, metal art flowers stand decor, 3 zinnias metal decor, 3 planter decor, metal-shelves, gazebos-dome metal, metal baker racks, swings garden, hanging baskets, wall wood cathedral decor, fleur de Liz trellis, guitars, cruces, roses stick stand, suns, metal art Marlboro man, Don Pancho, wall candles, metal stand candles, sunflowers 3 stand, sunflower stone stand, wall baskets, welcome chicken wall decor, metal chairs, metal tables, seamstress decor, metal benches, metal candelabras stand, metal art bird house stand tall-medium-small, metal palm tree-large-medium-small, metal clowns, screw man, Harley Davidson wall deco, metal art cactus, metal topiaries, garden-accessories garden metal and …. more

In our  animal area we have recycled metal art from Mexico like .. recycled metal buffalos,  bannies, cat-fish metal, recycled metal flying pigs, metal art crawfish, dogs, ducks, recycled metal gooses, elephants, frogs, fishes, flamingos, metal art horned- toad, 3 running horses, metal art horses, recycled metal jalapeños mariachis, lizards, recycled metal mermaids, pigs, pelicans, porky pine, rabbits, razorback-hog, sea horses,  metal art Tortugas,  turkeys,  wood peckers, metal art mariachis,  pelicans,   and…. more

In the metal art  roosters category we have metal art roosters antique rust x small  , metal art rooster antique blue Tail  , metal rooster rooster antique green tail ,  metal art rooster green,yellow, red tail, metal art rooster big     and many more

In the Metal art flying pigs category we have metal art flying pig x small, metal art flying pig sm, metal art flying pig crawn, metal art flying pig pink, metal art flying pig antiques and…. More

In the metal art horned toe lizards mascot TCU we have metal art horned toe small, metal art horned toe medium, metal art horned toe large and… more

In the metal art recycled animal section we have metal art  buffalos  , metal art e lephants, metal art ducks…and more

In the metal art razorback hogs we have razorback hog small ,  razorback hog Md , razorback hog Large…

in the the western decor we have metal art boots, metal art armadillos west gun, metal art horse  , longhorn, longhors skull, skull white, guitar, western boot big….more







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The Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) is one of about 14 North American species of spikey-bodied reptiles called horned lizards. P. cornutum ranges from Colorado and Kansas to northern Mexico (in the Sonoran desert), and from southeastern Arizona to Texas.[2] There are also isolated, introduced populations in the Carolinas, Georgia, and northern Florida.[3] Texas horned lizards may be native to Louisiana[4] and Arkansas.[5]



[edit] Etymology

The horned lizard is popularly called a "horned toad", "horny toad", or "horned frog", but it is neither a toad nor a frog. The popular names come from the lizard's rounded body and blunt snout, which give it a decidedly toad- or frog-like appearance. Phrynosoma literally means "toad-bodied," and cornutum means "horned". The lizard's horns are extensions of its cranium and contain true bone.

[edit] Description

The Texas horned lizard is the largest-bodied and most widely distributed of the approximately 14 species of horned lizards in the western United States and Mexico. The length of an average Texas horned lizard is 69 mm (2.7 in) snout-vent length,[6] however the upper boundary for males is 94 mm (3.7 in) and for females it is 114 mm (4.5 in).[7]

[edit] Defensive behavior

Although its coloration generally serves as camouflage against predation, when threatened by a predator, a horned lizard will puff up its body to cause its spiny scales to protrude, making it difficult to swallow. The Texas horned lizard, along with at least three other species of the genus Phrynosoma, also has the ability to squirt an aimed stream of blood from the corners of the eyes and sometimes from its mouth for a distance of up to 5 ft (1.5 m). This not only confuses would-be predators, but also the blood is mixed with a chemical that is foul-tasting to canine predators such as wolves, coyotes, and domestic dogs.

[edit] Diet and decline

Horned lizards will shoot blood from their eyes to deter predators.

About 70% of the Texas horned lizard's diet is made up of harvester ants, though they supplement these with termites, beetles, and grasshoppers. In recent years, the Texas horned lizard has declined in about 30% of its range, though there is some indication it may be making a comeback. The decline is usually blamed on overuse of pesticides and the spread of nonnative, but highly aggressive and fiercely territorial, red imported fire ants. Both eradicate harvester ant colonies, destroying the horned lizard's principal source of food. The Texas horned lizard is now a protected species, and it is illegal to take, possess, transport or sell them without a special permit.

[edit] In Native American religion and art

Some Native American peoples regard horned lizards as sacred. The animal is a common motif in the art of many Native Americans in the Southwestern U.S. and in Mexico.

[edit] In popular culture

The Texas horned lizard is the state reptile of Texas[8] and, as the "horned frog", is the mascot of Texas Christian University.[9]

[edit] Current research

Horned lizards are primarily studied by researchers at Texas Christian University and the nearby Fort Worth Zoo, with raw data and fieldwork done by state employees. Further research toward the preservation of horned lizards is funded by sale of horned lizard "Keep Texas Wild" license plates.[10]

[edit] Temperament

Despite its fierce appearance, Texas horned lizards are extremely docile creatures. Since they have very few natural predators, they are not at all aggressive, and will never bite. Captured horned lizards will lie completely limp in a human's hand or pocket, playing dead, so they made excellent pets before they were threatened. Today, it is illegal to disturb or keep a horned lizard without a state permit.

The Texas horned lizard is a sunbather, and requires bright sunlight to produce vitamin D. Deprived of sunlight, the animal will be unable to produce vitamin D and will suffer from vitamin deficiency. For this reason horned lizards are most often found along the side of roads or other open, rocky areas, where they can lounge and take in sunlight.

Otherwise, horned lizards are most often found near harvester ant hills. Although they prefer to move very little, horned lizards can move quite fast if they feel there is a predator in the area, and will dart into thick grass and foliage to escape. Horned lizards are also excellent diggers, and can quickly burrow underground to escape threats.

[edit] Genetic biodiversity

Research aimed at preservation has revealed the Texas horned lizard is extremely genetically diverse, and isolated pockets of genetically distinct subspecies have been found throughout Texas. Though each of these subspecies is physically identical to all other subspecies, it is likely that they are specifically adapted for the region in which they are found. This makes it difficult to know how one subspecies would survive if it were reintroduced into a new area.

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The most numerous and widespread subspecies of Texas horned lizard is found in the Panhandle region of Texas. Other distinct subspecies have been identified in East Texas, the Hill Country, and along the coastline. It is not known whether these subspecies can reproduce with one another over the long-term, making preservation of all of the subspecies even more crucial to the animals' preservation. It is also unknown whether any of these subspecies will show a particular resistance to the pesticides and fire ants threatening them.

[edit] Life Cycle

Horned lizards lay eggs, and are born in much the same way as some sea turtles. When it is time for a female horned lizard to lay her eggs, she will dig a hole and deposit them underground. When the eggs hatch, the new horned lizards will emerge and dig themselves out.

Horned lizards also burrow under the ground during the winter months, when they hibernate.

[edit] References

Texas horned lizard in Beeville, Texas

  1. ^ Hammerson, G.A. (2007). "Phrynosoma cornutum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 08 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Phrynosoma cornutum". Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  3. ^ "Texas Horned Lizard". Lizards of Georgia and South Carolina. University of Georgia. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  4. ^ "Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana". Brad Glorioso. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  5. ^ "Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum)". Herps of Arkansas. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  6. ^ Munger, James C. (1986). "Rate of Death Due to Predation for two Species of Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma cornutum and Phrynosoma modestum". Copeia (American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists) 3 (3): 820–824. JSTOR 1444970.
  7. ^ Munger, James C. (1984). "Home ranges of horned lizards (Phrynosoma): circumscribed and exclusive?". Oecologica 62 (3): 351–360. doi:10.1007/BF00384267. JSTOR 4217328.
  8. ^ "Texas State Symbols". Texas States Library and Archives Commission. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  9. ^ Gibson Roach, Joyce (March 2001). "Horned Frog defined". TCU Magazine (Texas Christian University).
  10. ^

Horned Toe Lizards Mascot

   Horned Toe Lizards Mascot- Recycled Metal Art From Mexico


 Metal Art- The term environmental art is used in two different contexts: it can be used generally to refer to art dealing with ecological issues and/or the natural, such as the formal, the political, the historical, or the social context.

Depending upon how you look at its definition, earlier examples of environmental art stem from landscape painting and representation. When artists painted onsite they developed a deep connection with the surrounding environment and its weather and brought these close observations into their canvases. John Constable’s sky paintings “most closely represent the sky in nature.”[1] Monet’s London Series also exemplifies the artist’s connection with the environment “For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life, the air and the light, which vary continually for me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere that gives subjects their true value."[2]


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Razorback Hogs……………………

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pair of razorbacks on Merritt Island, Florida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Genus: Sus
Species: S. scrofa
Binomial name
Sus scrofa
Linnaeus, 1758

Razorback is an Americanism, loosely applied to any type of feral pig or wild boar in North America. The term has also appeared in Australia, to describe such animals there.







[edit] Introduction to the Americas

Domestic pigs were first introduced to the Americas in the 16th century.[1]

Christopher Columbus is known to have intentionally released domestic swine in the West Indies during his second voyage in order to provide future expeditions with a freely available food supply.[citation needed]

Hernando de Soto is known to have introduced Eurasian domestic swine to Florida in 1539,[2] although Juan Ponce de León may have introduced the first pigs into mainland Florida in 1521.[3]

The practice of introducing domestic pigs into the New World continued throughout the exploration periods of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.[1] It is thought that the Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa scrofa), which originally ranged from Great Britain to European Russia may have also been introduced.[4]

In South America, during the early 20th century, free-ranging boars[clarification needed] were introduced in Uruguay for hunting purposes and eventually crossed the border into Brazil in the 1990s, quickly becoming an invasive species. Licensed private hunting of both feral boars and their hybrids with domestic pigs was authorized from August 2005 on in the Southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul,[5] although their presence as a pest had been already noticed by the press as early as 1994.[6] Releases and escapes from unlicensed farms (established because of increased demand for boar meat as an alternative to pork), however, continued to bolster feral populations and by mid-2008 licensed hunts had to be expanded to the states of Santa Catarina and São Paulo.[7]

Recently-established Brazilian boar populations are not to be confused with long established populations of feral domestic pigs (porcos monteiros), which have existed mainly in the Pantanal for more than a hundred years, along with native peccaries. The demographic dynamics of the interaction between feral pigs populations and those of the two native species of peccaries (Collared Peccary and White-lipped Peccary) is obscure and is being studied presently. It has been proposed that the existence of feral pigs could somewhat ease jaguar predation on peccary populations, as jaguars would show a preference for hunting pigs, when these are available.[8]

As of 2008, the estimated population of 4 million feral hogs cause an estimated US$800 million of property damage a year in the U.S.[9]

[edit] Appearances in popular culture

The most widely-recognized appearance of the razorback or wild boar in American popular culture is as the sports mascot for the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The Arkansas Razorbacks play in the Southeastern Conference, a Division I (NCAA) American intercollegiate athletic association. The mascot's name is Tusk. The Arkansas Razorbacks' logo is a razorback hog, seen in silhouette, usually red on white or white on red. Moreover, the University of Arkansas' unique sports cheer is known as "Calling the Hogs." The chant is usually written as "Woo Pig Sooie," ostensibly the call used by domestic hog farmers to bring their stock to the trough for feeding (thus arguably recognizing that the original "hogs" were, in fact, domestic swine, despite the razorback living in the wild as a feral animal today).

Razorback (film) is also the title of a 1984 Australian horror film directed by Russell Mulcahy, featuring a murderous and gigantic Wild Boar terrorizing the Australian outback.

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b History of Wild Swine in the United States
  2. ^ Susan L. Woodward; Joyce A. Quinn (30 September 2011). Encyclopedia of Invasive Species: From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels. ABC-CLIO. pp. 277–. ISBN 978-0-313-38220-8. Retrieved 26 December 2011.
  3. ^ John J. Mayer; I. Lehr Brisbin, Jr. (1 March 2008). Wild Pigs in the United States: Their History, Comparative Morphology, and Current Status. University of Georgia Press. pp. 20–. ISBN 978-0-8203-3137-9. Retrieved 26 December 2011.
  4. ^ (Italian)Scheggi, Massimo (1999). La Bestia Nera: Caccia al Cinghiale fra Mito, Storia e Attualità. pp. 201. ISBN 8825379048.
  6. ^ "Javali: fronteiras rompidas" ("Boars break across the border") Globo Rural 9:99, January 1994, ISSN 0102-6178, pgs.32/35
  7. ^ Cecconi, Eduardo (2009-02-13). "A técnica da caça do javali: Reprodução desordenada do animal é combatida com o abate". Terra de Mauá.
  8. ^ Furtado, Fred (2009-02-13). "Invasor ou vizinho? Invasor ou vizinho? Estudo traz nova visão sobre interação entre porco-monteiro e seus ’primos’ do Pantanal". Ciencia Hoje.
  9. ^ Brick, Michael (2008-06-21). "Bacon a Hard Way: Hog-Tying 400 Pounds of Fury". The New York Times

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  • Razorback-Hog  Sm Metal Art Decorative

    The Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

  • Razorback-Hog- metal art is handmade with an age of patina finish.
  • Colors are  red patina  finish.
  • Outdoor or indoor.
  • Measurments Aproximate: 11" W x 8" T x 3.5 Dia.
  • Imported.  
  • Price $20.00 Plus 13.00 Shipping & Handling     

        Why we choose manmade materials.

Piece of art is made from recycled metal pieces, parts, scrap metal u other pieces. The artist  create pieces of art from the recycle -scrap metal. Why we choose manmade materials because forge iron last longer, thicker material, but they have a superior feel and a rustic look.

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Arkansas Razorback

This article is primarily about the men's athletic teams for the University of Arkansas. For the women's teams see Arkansas Lady Razorbacks.

The Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The term Arkansas Razorbacks properly applies to any of the sports teams (men or women) at the university. The Razorbacks take their name from the feral pig of the same name. The University of Arkansas student body voted to change the name of the school mascot (originally the Cardinals) in 1910 to the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Arkansas Razorbacks are the only major sports team in the US with a porcine nickname, though the Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas play in Division II.

The University of Arkansas currently fields 19 total varsity teams (8 men's and 11 women's) in 13 sports. The 7 men's varsity sports includes baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, track and field; the 11 women's varsity sports includes basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, indoor track, swimming and diving, outdoor track, tennis, softball and volleyball. The Arkansas Razorbacks compete in the NCAA's Division I (I FBS in football) and is currently a member of the Southeastern Conference (Western Division

















The History of art refers to visual art which may be defined as any activity or product made by humans in a visual form for aesthetical or communicative purposes, expressing ideas, emotions or, in general, a worldview. Over time art has been classified in diverse ways, from the medieval distinction between liberal arts and mechanical arts, to the modern distinction between fine arts and applied arts, or to the many contemporary definitions, which define art as a manifestation of human creativity. The subsequent expansion of the list of principal arts in the 20th century reached to nine: architecture, dance, sculpture, music, painting, poetry (described broadly as a form of literature with aesthetic purpose or function, which also includes the distinct genres of theatre and narrative), film, photography and comics. At the conceptual overlap of terms between plastic arts and visual arts were added design and graphic arts. In addition to the old forms of artistic expression such as fashion and gastronomy, new modes of expression are being considered as arts such as video, computer art, performance, advertising, animation, television and videogames.

The History of art is a multidisciplinary science, seeking an objective examination of art throughout time, classifying cultures, establishing periodizations and observing the distinctive and influential characteristics of art.[1] The study of the history of art was initially developed in the Renaissance, with its limited scope being the artistic production of western civilization. However, as time has passed, it has imposed a broader view of artistic history, seeking a comprehensive overview of all the civilizations and analysis of their artistic production in terms of their own cultural values (cultural relativism), and not just western art history.

Today, art enjoys a wide network of study, dissemination and preservation of all the artistic legacy of mankind throughout history. The 20th century has seen the proliferation of institutions, foundations, art museums and galleries, in both the public and private sectors, dedicated to the analysis and cataloging of works of art as well as exhibitions aimed at a mainstream audience. The rise of media has been crucial in improving the study and dissemination of art. International events and exhibitions like the Whitney Biennial and biennales of Venice and São Paulo or the Documenta of Kassel have helped the development of new styles and trends. Prizes such as the Turner of the Tate Gallery, the Wolf Prize in Arts, the Pritzker Prize of architecture, the Pulitzer of photography and the Oscar of cinema also promote the best creative work on an international level. Institutions like UNESCO, with the establishment of the World Heritage Site lists, also help the conservation of the major monuments of the planet.[2]

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 Horse  Buckskin Light Brown Metal Art

  •  Horse Llight Brown  metal art is handmade with an age of patina finish.
  • Colors are tone  patina  finish.
  • Outdoor or indoor.
  • Measurements Approximate:  21.5 " W x  12" T x  5" Diam.
  • Imported.             

        Why we choose man made materials.

Piece of art is made from recycled metal pieces, parts, scrap metal u other pieces. The artist  create pieces of art from the recycle -scrap metal. Why we choose man made materials because forge iron last longer, thicker material, but they have a superior feel and a rustic look.

Imperative value for outdoor & Indoor decorating:


Simple  Horse  Buckskin and Beautifully to your outdoor or indoor space  with this hand made metal garden decor- Add  personality with this .

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