Fishing Pigs

You have probably heard the saying “When pigs fly…” These island porkers can’t fly but they sure can fish. At low tide you can watch feral pigs trotting around in the water and snuffling for tasty seafood like crabs, mussels and fish. The piglets stay close to the shore but the older ones wade into the water up to their waist as they fish for food. They are becoming one of the island’s most popular attractions. In the 1770s, when the famous explore, Captain James Cook, landed on the island, he brought pigs with him. Pork quickly became a favorite dish and locals began referring to them as “Captain Cookers”.