Florida still has a few wild boars. Once I ran across a herd of them after picking up my youngest from piano practice. Sadly I did not know at the time that that was my chance to become more Catholic. My chance to be at one with mother earth. My chance to kill the mama boar for food, then breastfeed the baby pig. Who knew back then that it was the Catholic thing to do? That it was the way to put my Catholic Faith into practice. I was so ignorant back then. If only I had known. It was a missed chance. Sigh.
The photo on the right is the actual picture they put on the now infamous poster used for propaganda purposes and which is currently enshrined on a side altar at Santa Maria in Traspontina just down from the Vatican...the same church where two Catholic men took possession of five Pachamama idols then marched them past the Castel Sant'Angelo to the Ponte Sant'Angelo, lined them up and booted them into the Tiber River. Good job, guys!
So just to clear up the "What kind of animal is that?" debate - it is a pig. A baby wild boar.
The source ID for the photo states: Native Guaja from Northeastern Brazil breastfeeding a wild pig.
Native Guajá from northeastern Brazil breastfeeding a wild pig . Source: Pisco Del Gaiso, Folha de São Paulo - Brazil, 1992. The authors have received permission from the copyright holders Pisco Del Gaiso, Folha de São Paulo - Brazil to reproduce the image in this publication.