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Can pigs swim? In the
Exumas they can! The Bahamian island of Big Majors Spot in
the Exumas is home to a small heard of free-range domestic
pigs. Big Majors also boasts a broad harbor often crowded
with transient cruising boats heading down islands,
migrating north, or just hanginí out.
Over the years, the pigs have learned that human
visitors sometimes bring them food scraps. Rather than
wait for their biped benefactors to beach their
dinghies, the pigs evolved the habit of swimming
out to meet them. The result is fun and funny to watch.
Sometimes a pig will actually try to climb aboard to
speed up the feast!
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The pigs belong to some
locals from nearby Staniel Cay, who periodically come over
to harvest one or two of their livestock. Thereís one old
stud, however, who is never taken since he does such a great
job siring piglets. Lucky pig. For those less fortunate
whose time has come, there is another, separate beach at the
far opposite corner of the harbor, sometimes referred to as
Barbecue Beach. The pigs donít go there voluntarily. It is,
however, occupied by a heard of free-range goats.
comes a dinghy-load of bipeds, and there go the pigs...
Another dinghy arrives. It's a feeding frenzy!
Sometimes a pig tries to climb aboard!
Meanwhile, back on the beach this little piggy got hungry...
mama was ready for a nap...
Piglet got his head stuck and squealed and squealed until
mama let him out.
Presenting... the Future OlymPig Swimmers.
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