Peru is celebrating the second annual festival of the Cuy, or Guinea Pig, and the festivities include competitions for the best-dressed guinea pig, the biggest guinea pig, and the tastiest guinea pig.
The animals are sold fried, grilled or baked, and one seller, Teresa Figeroa, yells from her stand "Zero cholesterol! Protein for anemia!" A serve of guinea pig costs about US$7 at the festival.
One festival goer, Nicolas Campos Sanchez, munching down on some guinea pig said: "This isn't common. We're very proud of it."