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The adorable family of pigs reside on Big Major Cay, located in The Exumas, a family of 360 islands, or cays, in The Bahamas. They have become incredibly popular with Bahamians and visitors alike. The pigs, though feral, are exceptionally friendly, running from under the shade of almond trees to greet tourists that bring them treats.
The pigs live freely on the sandy beaches and after basking in the sun for hours, swim in the surf. They are truly a sight to behold and have become so popular that they've inspired a children's book, “The Secret of Pig's Island,” by author Jennifer R. Nolan and a children's song by children's author Sandra Boynton, as well as having the uninhabited island affectionately called ‘Pig Beach.' It is unknown how this pack of pigs originally came to live on Big Major Cay as they aren't native and the island itself is uninhabited. Popular lore suggests that the pigs were dropped off by a group of sailors who wanted to come back and cook them, or that there was a nearby shipwreck and the pigs swam to safety. However it was that they came to be, there are approximately 20 pigs or piglets now who are able to easily survive in part as Big Major Cay is blessed with three freshwater springs for them to drink from as well as the generosity of Bahamians and tourists feeding them.