The pigs are said to have been dropped off on Big Major Cay in Exuma by a group of sailors who wanted to come back and cook them. One other legend has it that the pigs were survivors of a shipwreck and managed to swim to shore, while another claims that the pigs had escaped from a nearby island.
Yes, the pigs swim several hundred feet out to boats in hopes of a hand-out!
And when they take to the water, you – if you so choose – can join them. While the pigs don’t seem to mind fellow swimmers, their focus is on the food. Indeed, they sometimes board boats uninvited in search of snacks!