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Pigs Beach, Bahamas

Have you ever seen anything like this? Nope, neither have we. Yes, you're looking at a swimming pig in one of the world's most glamorous locations.

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Pig Beach in the Bahamas is home to these furry friends who like to make the waters their home. Renowned photographer and ocean guide, Jim Abernethy, was the first one to picture these guys which he found on small island called Big Major Cay.

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The place's name - Big Major Cay - has been replaced by the catchier "Pig City" title. This place is the perfect location for these piggies because it's afforded natural protection from tropical storms which are absorbed by neighbouring islands.

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The place's name - Big Major Cay - has been replaced by the catchier "Pig City" title. This place is the perfect location for these piggies because it's afforded natural protection from tropical storms which are absorbed by neighbouring islands.

Pirate Islands in the Caribbean

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Normally we would advise tourists not to feed the wildlife but on this occasion you'd rather give these guys the food than become their next meal.

Pirate Islands in the Caribbean

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Although these guys are pictured swimming, they surely didn't migrate to the island that way. Nobody knows how they go there.

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Folklore suggests that the piggies were survivors of a pirate shipwreck but other islanders tell of passing sailors dropping the pigs off with plans to come and collect them on their return trip.

Pirate Islands in the Caribbean

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Folklore suggests that the piggies were survivors of a pirate shipwreck but other islanders tell of passing sailors dropping the pigs off with plans to come and collect them on their return trip.

Pirate Islands in the Caribbean

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These guys are survivors. When they’re not being photographed next to some of the world’s prettiest girls, they’re looking for food left behind by tourists and islanders.

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If these piggies are something you’d like to see with your own eyes, you’ll need to take the Exuma Cays Ocean Safari tour which costs $175 per person (£115 or thereabouts).

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If you decide to go and see these guys by taking the Exuma Cays Ocean Safari tour you should also make sure to check out the endangered Bahamian rock Iguana and then enjoy the turquoise waters as stingrays race alongside your boat.

Pirate Islands in the Caribbean

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Check out the rest of our images of these great little swimmers.

Pirate Islands in the Caribbean

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