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Maybe on the edge of the TOS... but this pig was an integral part of my Choco experience.

The "restrooms" of Choco also go by "downstream". Choco being in the base of a canyon, going downstream requires a little bit of travel down some steepish rock/gravel piles. The easiest route from the building in which we were staying required a short jump from a rock where--Surprise!--one was greeted by the "Great White Pig" (sometimes referred to as the "Great White Pig of Death... but for no apparent reason.)

In this picture it looks much like any other pig, but what makes this one so different is... well... not much. But, it is in a remote mountain hamlet Peru, and a pig that is much like any other pig qualifies as the single largest lifestock item encountered (except for the cows that mysteriously appeared every week on Saturday to be slaughtered in the river and then distributed to every person in the town). As a result, dropping down off the rock to a fat, lazy pig was quite a surprise...

We eventually became friends though.

No news on the fate of said pig... i was surprised it lasted as long as it did, though.

gazo, PTAH, singuanti, scalerman, tigra, Jeppe has marked this note useful

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Additional Photos by Sam Beer (SamB) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 429 W: 58 N: 416] (1948)
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