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Seven of the swimming pigs who live in the Bahamas are now dead thanks to some tourists who gave them RUM!

For GOD'S SAKE; Bahamas' swimming pigs found dead 'after tourists give them rum' | The Independent



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Re: Seven of the famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs poisoned

The headline shamelessly sensationalizes the rum angle but then goes on to state that pigs were given the "wrong food" and that the cause of death is unclear. The Nassau Guardian article mentions that tourists have given the pigs rum in the past but doesn't jump to the (unsubstantiated) conclusion that rum was what killed these pigs.
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Re: Seven of the famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs poisoned

This is a sad state of affairs.
Pigs are highly intelligent creatures but apparently not intelligent enough to know when some human feeds them dubious food, whatever it was.

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This is a sad state of affairs.
Pigs are highly intelligent creatures but apparently not intelligent enough to know when some human feeds them dubious food, whatever it was.
They eat like pigs.

I gotta say, I don't like them. Very aggressive in the attack to get food. Maybe they're not intentionally aggessive but the are huge, have huge teeth, sharp feet agains soft skinned humans and dinghys.

Some time a child will be killed.

My interactions with them have not been pleasant.


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Hey stop talking about me like I'm dead, I'm OK.
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Yeah, id say feed them a feast then then will be more tamed. Problem with this, is that pigs can eat a lot lol
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They eat like pigs. I gotta say, I don't like them. Very aggressive in the attack to get food. Maybe they're not intentionally aggessive but the are huge, have huge teeth, sharp feet agains soft skinned humans and dinghys.
Some time a child will be killed.
My interactions with them have not been pleasant.
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I got to agree with Mark. Went to see the Pigs on a 2012 Exuma's charter;
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Though we anchored far out off the beach but, still a few swam out to the boat. Captain had to fend them off to try and keep them from climbing into the inflatable. I thought one might try and climb up the scoop. I think a little girl lost all or part of her finger trying to feed them. We charter almost every spring in the Exumas. Going to see the Pigs is never one of our stops after that first experience.
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Re: Seven of the famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs poisoned

I have to say after seeing @mbianka 's video, that feeding the pigs is akin to feeding seagulls at the beach, or anywhere else for that matter. I also agree that the pigs are a non-native species on this island. However, the fact that several of them were poisoned because someone fed them rum or beer (the "wrong food") is a sad display of people being inconsiderate boobs.
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That's awful.... the thing is they are an anamal that is left to fend for themselves on some deserted island. If you only got to eat when someone is bringing food to your island you might be a little ravenous too. I am surprised that they aren't more wild and mean.
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