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And we thought the pet caiman was exotic...this is perhaps world's oldest 'pet'.

July 30, 2014 | Ray | Comments (1) Facebook Twitter More...


Pet Ham [photo from Isle of Wight County Museum]

Perhaps you heard about the brief case of the caimen in High Park's pond.  Here's another peculiar pet, one that is more eccentric than exotic: a cured ham.  You might say it is a cure-ious pet.

That's right. If you ever find yourself in Virginia, stop in at the Isle of Wight County Museum to check out the 112 year old ham.  I don't know of any other pet that is quite so old.  Not even 24 year old, Poppy,  the world's oldest cat  (recently passed on) came close to the age of this cured ham.