"THE GREAT ESCAPE" A STORY IN PICTURES.
OH NO !
A flypig from Mexico circa 1955. It is painted in bright colors with a nicely whittled nose plug. These must have been part of the tourist trade. He is bilingual.
FLYPIG, PECAN PIG, WOODEN PIG, APPLACHIAN FOLK TOY, NUT PIG, FLY OPERATED TOY, MEXICAN TOY PIG, INSECT INSIDE TOY PIG
Thanks to a visitor to our site, we now know that flypigs were also made by the Algonquin Native Americans in southern Canada. See "new Info" page above for more information on this exciting find. Flypigs were apparently made from Canada to Mexico in years past.
OH NO !
You guys need a ride back to the farm?
Hop in. Start the car. Lets go!
Hey ! This sign says "for sale." Lets run away!
On the right is a traditional Appalachian flypig from the last century. He is made from a very small pecan nut but still has the movable eyes , ears, and tail. The nose is removable for adding the fly.
One hour later
This may be the problem.
I think we need to put this piece back on.
FLYPIG.US is both a factual information site and one of humor and storytelling. Our "myths" page is humor but our other pages, especially "new info" and "free flypig," are entirely factual. Upon request, we will provide a free flypig to any museum, historical society, or folklore institution.
Please send us any information about flypigs so we can show more examples from other places. In this way you can help save these rare and endangered creatures from extinction, before they disappear forever into the trash heap of lost toys. We will post your contribution on our "new info " page.
Oh no ! Something broke. Fix it!