9th Mar - 16th Mar 2013 - 'Pig Beach' at Staniel Cay, The Exumas, Bahamas PART 2
Sat 16 Mar 2013 23:11
Yes, real pigs, which were on a little island next to our anchorage. These pigs are said to have been dropped off on Big Major Cay by a group of sailors who wanted to come back and cook them! The sailors, never returned and the pigs survived on excess food dumped from passing ships. The other legend is that the pigs were survivors of a shipwreck and managed to swim to shore. Whether true of not, the island is unofficially known as Pig Beach and is home to approximately 20 pigs and piglets.
The Pigs are now quite a tourist attraction and are always very eager to greet visitors hoping they have some food to offer. In fact if the pigs are really hungry they often swim out to incoming dinghies and sometimes even try and climb in........... not a good idea, as sharp feet and rubber don’t go!