Since I was young I have heard the saying, "when pigs fly." Always used with sarcasm, I have enjoyed the visual it provides. That is until I came across this little adventure some family members had with wild pigs in the Bahamas.
I think I like this visual even better, and best of all? It's real! Located on the on Big Major Spot in the Exuma Islands, these wild pigs regularly swim out from the sandy shore to passing boats in search of food from those on board.
When I first saw the photos I thought someone was pulling my leg, no way could this be real, pigs are not meant to swim! It most ardently appears that I am mistaken. They really do swim, and well at that!
According to those on the trip, pigs were routinely tossed overboard during dense fog as they naturally know which way is land. So the pigs essentially would guide the ships to the shore, where they would be re-captured, at least that was the plan...
... but as you can see, I think a few got away.
These pigs are now part of the islands, and quite the spectacle too! Friendly and very curious, they are all too happy to take any food scraps off your hands/boat.
These little piggies have quite the life...
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