DAY SEVEN: Wednesday, 9-24-08

Here are stills from Tuesday afternoon.

They are GRAPHIC.

From the cage door View from the side, with the cage door open: OK, so it's a little blurry. You get the idea, though.
View from the side, with the cage door open: OK, so it's a little blurry. You get the idea, though.Courtesy Roger Barrett
Pig belly Things unseen: This is the part you can't see from the webcam.
Things unseen: This is the part you can't see from the webcam.Courtesy Roger Barrett
Torso Nipples? Teats?: I don't know what you call these on a pig, but several of you asked about 'em, so here's the close-up.
Nipples? Teats?: I don't know what you call these on a pig, but several of you asked about 'em, so here's the close-up.Courtesy Roger Barrett
Belly, close-up Ooze: The skin of the pig's belly is blistering and weeping, and there are some new, big flies around that I don't think we saw earlier.
Ooze: The skin of the pig's belly is blistering and weeping, and there are some new, big flies around that I don't think we saw earlier.Courtesy Roger Barrett
Oh, they're growing up! Where the legs and torso meet: 'Member those tiny maggots we saw a few days ago clustered where the pig's legs and torso meet? They've grown up a bunch since then.
Where the legs and torso meet: 'Member those tiny maggots we saw a few days ago clustered where the pig's legs and torso meet? They've grown up a bunch since then.Courtesy Roger Barrett
Face? What face? Face, kind of: For once in my life, I am almost wordless.
Face, kind of: For once in my life, I am almost wordless.Courtesy Roger Barrett
No face, but tongue? Tongue: I'm not sure, but I'd guess that the muscle of the tongue is tougher than the soft tissue of the mouth and nose?
Tongue: I'm not sure, but I'd guess that the muscle of the tongue is tougher than the soft tissue of the mouth and nose?Courtesy Roger Barrett
And today's uber-close-up... Maggot mass: I'm kind of over how gross the pig's face is. Now I just want to see what happens next.
Maggot mass: I'm kind of over how gross the pig's face is. Now I just want to see what happens next.Courtesy Roger Barrett

Video, starts with the whole pig:

Close-up video: notice the oozing.
Val or Aaron: are those little spurts caused by maggots moving around under the skin, or by pressure from gas created by bacterial decomposition?

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Val Cervenka's picture

Not sure what you mean - the lines coming from the large pools? That's caused by the maggots crawling through the body fluids - check the blog for more conversation about that.

posted on Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:35pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i will no longer eat pork thanks

posted on Mon, 04/05/2010 - 10:52am

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