Morgan Hill, California might be a small town, but now everyone around the world is looking at them. After some ranchers took a shot at a wild pig that was on their property, they went up to it to take a closer look. But when they approached the wild pig, they saw something that stopped them cold. It looked like something out of a science fiction movie. Because the wild pig looked tasty, the ranchers decided not to put it to waste. That’s why they cut into it to cut it open and get it ready to cook for dinner. But when they did, they realized it was not from this planet. This “wild pig” had blue meat inside of it. And they could not explain any reason that this might have happened.
The ranchers were in shock to see the blue-meat pig. They knew that they had stumbled upon something special. Inspired by the alien sight, they took out their phones and snapped pictures of the strange pig. Then they shared the images on Reddit where it quickly went viral.
“I know blue pigmentation is often caused from copper poisoning but all that they have are some old mercury mine shafts that they have filled in. They have also shot wild pigs on the ranch before and none of them have been blue,” wrote the person who uploaded the ranchers’ photos.
Apparently the shocked internet user who uploaded the images is related to the California ranchers through marriage.
“Everything else about the pig was normal, the meat, blood, etc. The only weird part was the blue fat throughout the body,” the person wrote.
Blue fat is a very rare occurrence. But it does happened. The ranchers sent a specimen of the blue pig to the nearby University of California at Davis so their research team could do a deep dive into the reason behind it. Hopefully the college researchers will be able to figure out why this wild pig had blue fat.
Although they sent it to the college, the ranchers are not confident that they will be able to help them. That’s why they’re appealing to the general public for more information.
“Anyone knows please feel free to explain because we are at a loss,” the person who uploaded the shocking images to Reddit wrote.
Leave it to the internet to come up with an answer. One Reddit reader shared an article on rodent poisoning that could be the cause.
The wild pig might have eaten a lot of rat poison over a long time. Either the pig ate the poison or ate rats that ate the poison. But this kind of rat poison exposure is worrying. What if dogs or cats eat it?
That’s why the United States Environmental Protection Agency has placed tighter restrictions on rat poison.
Maybe the ranchers shouldn’t eat the blue pig for dinner after all. They might get poisoned.
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