VIDEO: Snack time

Author:
Publish date:

Cruising boaters who have visited Great Exuma in the Bahamas know of the unique attraction of “Pig Beach,” and it’s definitely an appealing spot.

How a family of pink and brown pigs came to inhabit the island is difficult to determine, but locals are familiar with them and have been feeding them for years.

As these tourists learned firsthand, the pigs are more than willing to leave the beach to swim — and beg — for food.

"Because locals bring food, the pigs will run into the water and actually swim out to the oncoming boats, as if to greet them individually,” underwater photographer Eric Cheng, who stumbled across the unusual residents during a diving expedition, told Britain’s The Telegraph newspaper. "It is strange enough to see pigs laying around on tropical beaches of white sand, but to see them then charge into the water to greet oncoming boats is just bizarre."