Bahamas pigs swim to tourists to beg for food

| March 21, 2015

Caribbean news. A group of tourists to the Bahamas enjoyed one of the country’s unique attractions when they were greeted on a boat by a herd of swimming pigs looking for a snack.

An amusing video shows the pigs leaving the beach and paddling through the crystal clear water as they make their way towards the boat.

The pigs swim to the side of the vessel and jockey for the best position as the tourists squeal in excitement.

With the prospect of food and none as of yet being provided, the two animals becoming increasingly demanding as they tread the shallow water.

The two pigs hang off the side of the boat and demand that they be fed. Photo courtesy

The two pigs hang off the side of the boat and demand that they be fed. Photo courtesy

They soon jump onto the edge of the boat, hang their trotters over the side of it and begin begging for food from those on board.

There they are greeted by even more of their kind and collectively make their way over to another boat in the hope of receiving even more food.

Discussing the encounter, the filmmaker wrote online: ‘They nearly turned our boat over.’

The video was taken on Big Major Cay – known locally as Pig Beach – on Exuma, a district of the Bahamas that consists of over 360 islands.

There are many theories as to how the pigs arrived at the island. Some believe that a group of sailors dropped the pigs off at the beach with the intention of coming back to cook and eat them, but they didn’t return.

Others say that the pigs survived a shipwreck and managed to swim to shore.

And perhaps the most cynical and least romantic suggestion is that the pigs are part of a business scheme to attract tourists to the Bahamas. Article courtesy

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