George Orwell wasn’t wrong when he proposed the similarities between human and pig in Animal Farm; scientists have since determined that both man and swine are adaptable, easy to seduce with food, and susceptible to domestication.
We’re also bound by a shared eternal wanderlust and, apparently, love to lounge on the beach.
Case in point: Big Major Cay in Exuma, The Bahamas, a paradise of pigs where we and our feral friends can get pink under the sun together in perfect harmony.
Twenty or so semi-domesticated pigs of all shapes and pigments live it up on the uninhabited beach for presumably no other reason than to bask in a quality of life unparalleled in the animal kingdom.
Whether they were forgotten food by a group of sailors or are survivors of a shipwreck, depending on which theory you choose to believe, these cuddly cochons exude a joie de vivre we can’t help but envy.
They’re exceptional swimmers and are quite inclined to meet you boatside if there’s something in it for them.
But mostly, they’re just here for the R&R.
Just don’t expect to pick up any bikini-clad babes around these guys. Shallow schweins…
All photos courtesy @theswimmingpigs.