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Fri Sep 11, 2015, 01:09 PM

"Why The Hell Is This Pig's Flesh Bright Blue?!"

More: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/wild-pig-stained-blue-inside

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When a couple out on their ranch in Morgan Hill, California, saw a wild pig roaming the brush, they decided to shoot it and take it home for meat. After transporting the pig back home and draining its blood, the pair cut open the pig ready to skin and portion it, only to find this wild hog was hiding something quite unusual below the surface.
The pair were shocked to find that its fat was bright blue.
According to the original post, all the fat within the body was consistently stained blue. Its meat and blood however, were of normal color.
The couple have shot and eaten other wild pigs on their ranch and claim to never have found a specimen like this one.

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Jamaal510 Sep 2015 OP
Jamastiene Sep 2015 #1
Shandris Sep 2015 #2
KamaAina Sep 2015 #3
pinboy3niner Sep 2015 #4
hunter Sep 2015 #5
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2015 #6
Glassunion Sep 2015 #7
lunatica Sep 2015 #10
Glassunion Sep 2015 #11
Glassunion Sep 2015 #8
Eleanors38 Sep 2015 #9
Xithras Sep 2015 #12

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 01:15 PM

1. Wasn't there a bear recently that had a blue head?

I saw it in the news. I'm not sure if it was Daily Mail type "news" or some other source. I read so many sites.

This is curious. I'm bookmarking in case any updates happen.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 01:23 PM

2. Here's the bear article at least.

 

http://www.inquisitr.com/2401627/bear-with-blue-head-spotted-in-british-columbia/

First one I came across, so no idea if the site is 'DU-worthy' or not, just that it had a link to the story.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 01:24 PM

3. Blue bacon!

 

With blueberry pancakes.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 01:30 PM

4. And fricaseed Smurf patties!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 02:17 PM

5. Pigs are omnivores.

The nearby smurf village was eerily empty.


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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 02:32 PM

6. Hmm, "The Blue Boar" is a common pub/inn name in England

See https://www.google.co.uk/search?q="blue+boar"&oq="blue+boar"

I have no idea why, though - it might just be that some noble has a boar painted in blue as his emblem (which is why certain other combinations, like "The Red Lion", are common).

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 02:42 PM

7. That's what my wife calls me when I wear a blue suit.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 03:02 PM

10. Is it Blue Boar or Blue Bore?

Just kidding!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 03:13 PM

11. The latter

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 02:44 PM

8. This happens all the time. The answer is really quite simple...

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 02:56 PM

9. Got into a box of Blue Cheer.

 

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 03:37 PM

12. Actually, this is pretty simple. The pig ate poison.

Back in the 90's, the Clinton administration required that ground poisons contain dyes. The dye had two primary purposes. First, if a human child ate it, the dye would stain their skin. If the child fell sick afterward, the dye stain would indicate that the kid was poisoned, even if the kid couldn't communicate it themselves. Secondly, the dye would stain the meat of any animal that consumed it, reducing the odds that a human will eat it.

My guess? Poisoning rodent holes is still a fairly common thing here in California, and most rodent pellets that I've seen are blue. Either the pig came across a pile of rodent poison at ate it, or a bunch of rodents were killed by the poison and the pig came along and ate their carcasses.

I wouldn't try eating any bacon from that pig.

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