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Old 11-07-2015, 10:55   #1
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And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

Aw . . . ain't they cute, honey? Here's a video of Ma and Pa on their cruise to the Bahamas feeding the pigs from their dinghy at Pig Beach at Big Majors Cay in the Exumas. It was reported on Cruiser's Net that she was pulled out of the dinghy by a pig and her thumb was nearly severed. She had to be flown to the US for emergency surgery. Is this acceptable cruiser's behaviour? Is this ,similar to the feeding of the Iguanas at Allan's Cay, part of a true Bahamas experience?
https://youtu.be/q74f4O1w4vg
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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

We see this kind of thing in AK too, not pigs but bears. People come here and think it is some kind of petting zoo, not! Another case of "you can't fix stupid."
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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

Feeding the pigs on that beach is pretty common.
Maybe more by tourists from nearby resorts, than cruisers.
I was there a few years ago, the pigs are pretty pushy (and smelly)
I would not get in the water, or get near them with my hands.(
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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

One thing about it, they would be easy to catch and eat! I say when a pig bites you, you should bite it back!
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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

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. One thing about it, they would be easy to catch and eat! I say when a pig bites you, you should bite it back!
They are probably easy to catch. Several pig familles live in the bushes next to the beach, bunch of piglets and nursing moms.
If you run fast, baby back ribs could be had for free:-)
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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

Yes the pigs are pretty aggressive. I imagine they have a hard time getting something to eat at times. I was always wary of them.
I sailed in Tonga once. Some of the small islands are inhabited by pigs. Actually I think there are more pigs than people in Tonga. Went ashore on one island and got real uncomfortable with the surrounding group of pigs. Got the heck outta there. Ever heard the saying "He went to s**t and the hogs ate him" ? Pigs are super smart and will eat anything.
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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

I don't run so fast, but it looks like you could get them to jump into the boat.
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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

Yelling, "Get away!" while throwing food
to them????

...and then you post your video on the
internet for all to see your level of, um,...?
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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

On Some Islands (in the past), Human = Long Pig

Pigs/hogs are omnivores.

They will eat meat, and in the wild state, they will kill to get it.

In Hollywood movies (Hannibal) and TV shows (Deadwood) pigs/hogs are shown to eat humans. While those are fiction, it is a fact they will eat flesh and other animals, including other hogs.
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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

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On Some Islands (in the past), Human = Long Pig

Pigs/hogs are omnivores.

They will eat meat, and in the wild state, they will kill to get it.

In Hollywood movies (Hannibal) and TV shows (Deadwood) pigs/hogs are shown to eat humans. While those are fiction, it is a fact they will eat flesh and other animals, including other hogs.
Likely stolen from the real life acts of Robert Pickton.

A lot of animals were sent to their death with movies about human-like animals. Charlie the Lonesome cougar, Gentle Ben, Clarence the cross-eyed lion, etc. Of course people have to be dumber than the animals to buy this stuff.

I wonder how hard it would be to cross borders with one of my long bows on board? Definitely wouldn't get hungry on that beach. Just make sure you keep your 'thrums' inside the gunwales at all time.

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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

Ships used to colonise remote islands with pigs in case of shipwrecked sailors landing there. Sailor's vittles is sailor's vittles. I'm not sure about legalities of bows and travel, but am not worried, mine are coming. There's bowfishing as well. Just be sure to cook the pork well. Mmmmm, bacon <drools on keyboard>.
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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

The best ever pork roast I've had was a wild boar roast in Somalia, about 30 years ago, absolutely delicious.
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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

There have always been reports of single pig farmers that had a heart attack while feeding the pigs and all that was found was scraps of clothes a few days later when somebody went looking for him. Pigs are definitely the smartest farm animal, definitely smarter than dogs, very trainable. I used to enjoy watching the morning conversation they had before one of them was picked to go test the electric fence to make sure it was still working. You could just see them, saying "I did it yesterday, it's not my turn, Joe hasn't done it in a long time." The conversation would last about 45 seconds, and then one would walk up to the fence and take a shock on the nose, let out a squeal, then the fence wouldn't be checked by any of them till next morning after the same discussion.
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There have always been reports of single pig farmers that had a heart attack while feeding the pigs and all that was found was scraps of clothes a few days later when somebody went looking for him. Pigs are definitely the smartest farm animal, definitely smarter than dogs, very trainable. I used to enjoy watching the morning conversation they had before one of them was picked to go test the electric fence to make sure it was still working. You could just see them, saying "I did it yesterday, it's not my turn, Joe hasn't done it in a long time." The conversation would last about 45 seconds, and then one would walk up to the fence and take a shock on the nose, let out a squeal, then the fence wouldn't be checked by any of them till next morning after the same discussion.


Those must have been the "teenagers" of pigs.
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Re: And This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef . . .

Two comments:

(1) Should city folk be allowed outside city boundaries un-escorted?


(2) Reluctant to post this for fear of starting an un-wanted gun thread,but...
perhaps..this is one of the extremely few,almost nil, reasons to carry a hunting rifle onboard. Not for protection!!-(brains will work fine),but for free ribs,chops,etc.

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