Bahamanian Swimming Pigs

Big Major Cay, an island in the Exuma Chain of the Bahamas is home to some very determined pigs. There are various theories about the origins of these once domestic pigs, but whether abandoned there by a farmer or dumped overboard during a storm, there they remain, alone in piggy paradise.

The pigs claim to fame stems from their enthusiasm for handouts. While they prefer humans to disembark and feed them on the beach, the impatient pigs will trudge into the water and swim out to your vessel if you wait a few minutes.

They are a big hit with tourists and children. There are also rumors that they are a big hit at local pig roasts during the off season…

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  1. #1 Jorge Gajardo Rojas
    October 2, 2007

    Many animals can swim,dogs,horses.The mattter is know if his physiology is modificated by the new environment.

  2. #2 Evan Murdock
    October 2, 2007

    Actually I think the matter is that pigs are super cute, and pigs swimming in an ocean paradise is even cuter. I mean, look at their little noses!

  3. #3 Andrew
    October 3, 2007

    I bet they make they most delicious shark food of all time.

  4. #4 Steelybar
    October 3, 2007

    I wonder if Catahoulas can swim faster the pigs….I’d need them to hold on to the pigs ears as I rise from the cristal clear depths of the bay with my razor sharp under H2O pig sticking blade for a clean shot at the heart.

  5. #5 Lindz
    October 4, 2007

    That is the cutest thing i’ve ever seen.
    Nice work Ben

  6. #6 tincture
    April 4, 2008

    Quite possibly the real happiest little place on Earth.

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