WATCH: When Pigs Swim (Exuma)


As with most people, I heard about the pigs before I saw them.

Stepping onto the catamaran, I knew what I would see that day: beautiful water, hundreds of islands, iguanas, tropical fish, maybe a dolphin or two. However, the attraction I just couldn’t get out of my head was the swimming pigs. It was all anyone talked about before doing a boating excursion in Exuma. A quick Google online tells the whole story: there are hundreds, if not thousands of amateur photos and videos of this hilarious creatures. I wasn’t alone.

But why?

They are pigs, after all. Not the most proud, regal, beautiful and grandiose creatures in the animal kingdom.

I remember our boat humming to a halt in this spectacular bay. The captain pointed through the bright sunny haze. And there they were – three pink dots and one black, powering towards our boats. I couldn’t help but smile. I looked around and realized everyone else on the boat was smiling, too.

That is their power, I realized. These weren’t pigs rolling and snorting around in mud. They aren’t being marched off to the slaughter house.

The swimming pigs of Exuma are really the ultimate accident. The perfect juxtaposition. Pigs in paradise. It a reminder that, sometimes, life is just silly.

Plus, they are a heck of a lot of fun!

No matter where you come from, no matter who you are, the swimming pigs put a smile on your face.

That was the inspiration behind this film.

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By: Jeff Todd, Director of Communications  РWCPD / GIV Bahamas Inc.