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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of 4 small primates. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wildlife in the streets of Florence

Many things catch your eye in Italy, but my camera trapper's eye was pleased to encounter wild boar in the streets of Firenze, or as we know it, Florence.

This delicatessen owner proudly displayed taxidermic icons of his specialty -- pork in all of its processed products.

His domestic diorama of medieval piglets at the table proves the thesis of Luigi Barzini's masterpiece of character analysis . . . Italians thrive on spectacle and family.

"Tutti a tavola a mangiare".


JK said...

Did you bring back any cured pork products for our next get-together?

Kitt said...

Another camera-trapping adventure in the news:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/forest-sex-footage-sparks-debate-in-austria-a-838691.html (No, they don't include any footage.)

Chas S. Clifton said...

"Tutti a tavola a mangiare" Someone watches Cooking with Lidia at your house?

Camera Trap Codger said...

I'm a fan, and it started when I tore my achilles tendon and was house bound wearing "the boot". I still watch it.

Camera Trap Codger said...

Kitt -- "intruders of the forest beware".