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Wisdom Wednesday 2/5/2020

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

Photo of Swimming Pigs in Bahamas by John Garza on Instagram

Photo by John Garza

In the middle of paradise, with billionaires and celebrities for neighbors, is an island populated only by swimming pigs. For decades, this archipelago of 365 islands would remain largely unknown to the world. It would not be a ruthless pirate, pioneering loyalists, a notorious drug kingpin, or the infamous Fyre Festival that would unveil Exuma to the world, but rather the most unlikely of creatures. How did the pigs get to Pig Beach? We don't know for sure. Big Major Cay is uninhabited and the pigs are not native to the island. Some say they were left by a group of sailors, who planned to come back and cook them. Or that the pigs swam over from a shipwreck nearby. The pigs are thought to have initially survived on excess food that was dumped by passing ships, and currently they are fed by tourists and locals from surrounding islands. While the island is uninhabited by humans, it seems that the pigs also have a few stray cats and goats for company, and apparently they’re happy to welcome food-bearing tourists as guests! To visit the famous Pig Island, check out their official website at https://www.bahamas.com/official-home-swimming-pigs

 

https://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2016/06/24/fun-fact-friday-pig-island/

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