Pig Island: Now You Can Swim With These Adorable Babes!
You might have thought about swimming with dolphins, fish, even maybe sharks, but what about wild pigs? The island called Big Major Cay is adorably nicknamed Pig Island because it is where the wild pigs roam free on land and water.
It is an uninhabited island (or cay) located in Exuma, the Bahamas, and known for being populated by many swimming feral pigs. Consisting of more than 360 islands, Exuma is a district of the Bahamas. The island itself is home to approximately 20 pigs and piglets.A few stray cats and goats[ can be found on the island as well.
The pigs are said to have been dropped off on Big Major Cay by a group of sailors who wanted to return and cook them. The sailors, however, never returned; so the pigs survived on excess food dumped from passing ships. Other legend has it that the pigs were survivors of a shipwreck and managed to swim to shore, while another claims that the pigs had escaped from a nearby isle. But now the pigs are fed by the locals.
Now, the pigs have adapted to island life, and have no problem hamming it up in front of their guests.
But these pigs make no pretense about wanting to frolic with the humans; they are obviously in it for the nourishment, ravenously eating up every one of the frankfurters in alarmingly short order. And as soon as the last sausage has been scarfed and the final bun devoured, they are turning away.
Nowadays, the family of pigs have become a tourist attraction with hundreds of visitors travelling to take a dip with the sun-loving swine.