Tag Archives: Pigs

Tracking Down The Famed Fishing Pigs of Tonga

fishing pigs

During our 5 week summer trip around the Pacific, our first stop was the Kingdom of Tonga. Sundays are a very quiet day on Tonga. Most things are closed so we spent a day on Pangaimotu Island.

There aren’t a lot of must- do activities on Tonga’s main island, Tongatapu. Regardless, we had a really fun time, renting a car and driving all over the island to various sites.

We love animal- related experiences, so when we read about Tonga’s “famed fishing pigs” in Lonely Planet, we wanted to see these porkers in action. Continue reading Tracking Down The Famed Fishing Pigs of Tonga

What Really Led to the Death of the Bahamas Swimming Pigs?

swimming pigs
image: wikicommons

At the end of February I wrote about how some of the famed swimming pigs in the Bahamas being found dead. A couple of days later I wrote that it was reported that some of the pigs were given alcohol.

It’s been a bit of a mystery pertaining to one of the island’s biggest attractions. Continue reading What Really Led to the Death of the Bahamas Swimming Pigs?

Swimming Pigs in Bahamas Found Dead

swimming pigs
image: wikimcommons

Kim and I have had many wonderful animal experiences during our travels over the years.

We loved seeing a wide variety of wildlife during our visits to Africa, were educated and got up close with elephants at the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, swam with turtles in Barbados and got to see turtles lay eggs in Oman. (Check out a post from 2012 which has My Top 5 Animal Encounters.)

Besides trekking to see mountain gorillas in Africa again or swimming with whale sharks, a top animal experience I’ve been hoping to do would be to revisit the Bahamas to see their swimming pigs. Continue reading Swimming Pigs in Bahamas Found Dead

Service PIG Kicked Off US Airways Flight

Flying Pig
image: ABC News

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Here’s a crazy story that you just can’t make up…

A woman boarded a US Airways flight in Connecticut with her pet pig however he didn’t get to fly. After the pig became disruptive, she was asked to leave the plane.

Imagine what it must’ve been like for the person potentially getting stuck next to her. Continue reading Service PIG Kicked Off US Airways Flight