Ain’t he just handsome?

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

First photo: Ben the pet potbellied pig shakes hands to earn a piece of carrot from his owner Friday afternoon in Napili. “He lives in the house and he’s really smart,” said owner Ashley, who declined to give her last name. “He does tricks. They are very clean and misunderstood animals.” She said Ben knows where the goodies are in neighborhood front yards, including dropped noni fruits and guava. He also loves bananas and mangoes. “He’s on a diet. He’d eat all the time.” She said Ben recently shed much of his coat for summer.

Second photo: Ben (left) follows his owner around the block Friday in Napili.


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