DAY TWELVE: Monday, 9-29-08

Graphic photos. It's cool outside right now (low 60s). Daytime highs are supposed to be in the low 60s all week, with overnight temperatures in the 40s. With the cooler temps, and without that huge maggot mass, I'm not sure what we can expect to see in the next few days. But here's what the pig looks like today....
OK, Buzzketeers, here's the whole piggy. Whole pig 1: Yes, it looks all flattened and dried out, but trust me: There's still PLENTY going on underneath.
Whole pig 1: Yes, it looks all flattened and dried out, but trust me: There's still PLENTY going on underneath.Courtesy Roger Barrett
Different angle on the whole pig Whole pig 2: It doesn't smell worse today, but it definitely smells different. Sort of sharper? Sweeter? And the smell now kind of sticks with you. I'm glad it's cool and there's a good breeze going.
Whole pig 2: It doesn't smell worse today, but it definitely smells different. Sort of sharper? Sweeter? And the smell now kind of sticks with you. I'm glad it's cool and there's a good breeze going.Courtesy Roger Barrett
Where the head once was Pig's face: Amazing. That's its ear -- about all that's left -- sticking up in the center of the photo.
Pig's face: Amazing. That's its ear -- about all that's left -- sticking up in the center of the photo.Courtesy Roger Barrett
Pig's middle Pig's middle: Those are dried up entrails at the lower left, and the bones of the pig's right foreleg in the lower right. You can also see a bit of its ear at the extreme top right.
Pig's middle: Those are dried up entrails at the lower left, and the bones of the pig's right foreleg in the lower right. You can also see a bit of its ear at the extreme top right.Courtesy Roger Barrett
Back end Back end: The pig's right back leg extends out of the photo at left. And those tufts of hair at the top are on what's left of the pig's back.
Back end: The pig's right back leg extends out of the photo at left. And those tufts of hair at the top are on what's left of the pig's back.Courtesy Roger Barrett
Looking at the top, you'd think that most of the activity had ceased. But you'd be wrong: There are still a ton of maggots at work underneath the body. You can see them wherever there's a hole going all the way through or a deep recess.
But you'd be wrong: There are still a ton of maggots at work underneath the body. You can see them wherever there's a hole going all the way through or a deep recess.Courtesy Roger Barrett
Maggots in the cage corners Little wanderers: Val, Aaron, what's going on here? Are these guys crawling away from the body to pupate? Or are they hungry, and in search of something else to eat? We saw lots and lots of them in all of the cage corners.
Little wanderers: Val, Aaron, what's going on here? Are these guys crawling away from the body to pupate? Or are they hungry, and in search of something else to eat? We saw lots and lots of them in all of the cage corners.Courtesy Roger Barrett

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Caroline Alford says:

Facinating

posted on Sat, 03/13/2010 - 9:15am

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