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Homesick pigs swim a mile across the sea

July 26, 2011 | Comment icon 11 comments

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Two Tamworth boars were filmed swimming a mile across the ocean in the north-west of Scotland.
Not content to graze on an uninhabited island the pigs decided to swim home after being left for only one day. 'We put them out at 6pm on the Thursday evening and on Friday about 8pm I got a call to say "Your piglets have just swam back home"' said owner James Cameron.
Pigs can't fly - but this pair of homesick Tamworth boar crosses can certainly swim. They took to the water like pigs to mud after they were put out to pasture on the uninhabited island of Longa off the North West Scottish coast.

Source: Daily Mail | Comments (11)

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Spectre1979 11 years ago
Haha well done piggies!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Alienated Being 11 years ago
Pigs are smart.
Comment icon #4 Posted by xXHellkittiesXx 11 years ago
And delicious.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Capt Snowflake 11 years ago
What is it with Tamworth pigs? Remember the Tamworth Two?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Taut 11 years ago
It's a brave, bold new piggy world they's after!!! Kewl! And soon they'll both have 3 legs, cause you just can't eat a pig that good all at once!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Mistydawn 11 years ago
That is truly incredible!!! They actually swam across the loch! Awesome!!
Comment icon #8 Posted by slowfade 11 years ago
What is it with Tamworth pigs? Remember the Tamworth Two? I remember those two - they became real celebrities! And as for these swimming pigs, swimming that far is quite an achievement. I'm not sure I could do it, so respect to them!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Valiant 11 years ago
Lol that is amazing.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Robbie333 11 years ago
Put them in the next Olympics, LOL. You go piggys !!! You rock !!!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Spid3rCyd3 11 years ago
I bet they were pretty lean by the time they got there, probly even more tasty by then.

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