DAY FIFTEEN: 10-2-08

As usual, they're graphic. Viewer discretion. Blah, blah, blah. OK? Now, on to the pix...
Our pig is rapidly becoming very two-dimensional. Whole pig 1
Whole pig 1Courtesy Roger Barrett
Whole pig 2
Whole pig 2Courtesy Roger Barrett
Whole pig 3
Whole pig 3Courtesy Roger Barrett
You can see many of the bones of the pig's skull. Face
FaceCourtesy Roger Barrett
Things are really drying out, and it's much easier to make out the major bones of the pig's skeleton. Pig's middle
Pig's middleCourtesy Roger Barrett
Zooming in A little closer view of the pig's middle...
A little closer view of the pig's middle...Courtesy Roger Barrett
And zooming just a little bit closer... "Arm" bones: A pig walks up on its toes. (Hooves are the equivalent of fingernails, if that helps you imagine.) So what you're seeing here in the bottom center of the photo are the two bones equivalent to the small bones of your lower arm--the radius and ulna.  They've fallen away from the bone sticking straight out of the center of the photo, which is the equivalent of your upper arm bone--the humerus. The shoulder girdle, clavicle, scapula, etc., are all still covered up by that flap of dried-out skin.
"Arm" bones: A pig walks up on its toes. (Hooves are the equivalent of fingernails, if that helps you imagine.) So what you're seeing here in the bottom center of the photo are the two bones equivalent to the small bones of your lower arm--the radius and ulna. They've fallen away from the bone sticking straight out of the center of the photo, which is the equivalent of your upper arm bone--the humerus. The shoulder girdle, clavicle, scapula, etc., are all still covered up by that flap of dried-out skin.Courtesy Roger Barrett
The maggots are still moving small pieces of bone around. Maggots as movers
Maggots as moversCourtesy Roger Barrett
And they're still piling up in the corners of the cage, but there are many fewer of them than before. (On the other hand, Rebecca's sticky traps are FULL of maggots, so they're still migrating out of the cage.) Escape attempt: Roger displays a surprising amount of empathy for the maggots. It's charming, really.
Escape attempt: Roger displays a surprising amount of empathy for the maggots. It's charming, really.Courtesy Roger Barrett

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

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2 says:

THIS PIGGY LOOKS LIKE A NUMMY DINNER!

posted on Tue, 10/28/2008 - 4:58pm
bryan kennedy's picture

Um, really? I mean I like me some ham and all but these pics are hardly appetizing.

posted on Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:27am

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