Jiang Chengyou, 68, of Huilong village rides on his 250-kilogram pig on a road in Chongqing on Thursday. Photo: CFP
An elderly pig farmer has been turning heads on the streets of Southwest China's Chongqing for riding a humongous hog ever since he became too sick to take long walks.
Jiang Chengyou, 68, of Huilong village in Dianjiang county, has become a local celebrity for cruising around town on his gigantic 3-year-old swine, which weighs more than 250 kilograms and is nearly 90 centimeters tall.
A pig farmer for 30 years, Jiang got the idea to ride the pig a few months ago after enduring a bout with bronchitis, which has since made long walks very difficult.
"Riding my pig saves me a lot of energy and is also quite fun," said Jiang. Chongqing Evening News