You might have thought about swimming with dolphins, fish, even maybe sharks, but wild pigs? Well, the day wild pigs swim has arrived on the Bahamian archipelago of Exuma. The island called Big Major Cay is affectionately nicknamed Pig Island.
Instagram fitness model Michelle Lewin found out the hard way that this is not something to put on the bucket list. The pigs bite.
The Venezuelan Lewin, 32, posed in her bikini with feral pigs on an idyllic beach on Big Major Cay Island and one trotted up and bit her in the exposed backside.
That left a mark. Literally. Lewin posted a view of the bitten butt area featuring red marks from the creature. The Instagram video featuring her screaming in shock has gone viral with 5.1 million viewers. (Her last pigless video had just over a million.)
Lewin didn’t say much about it, however she posted pig and shrugging emojis.
Lewin also posted an Instagram story of herself with her fellow fitness instructor husband Jimmy Lewin enjoying breakfast on the beach in good spirits after the incident.
Jimmy posted pictures of himself with the swimming pigs, but did not seem to have any biters.
One big who has experienced the biting dangers of these feral pigs: Supermodel Chanel Iman, who swam with them during a photo shoot for the infamous Fyre Festival.
“I don’t like going to that island to see those pigs, ’cause they really, really will bite you,” Iman told People.com about shooting on Great Exuma island. “If you see the Hulu documentary I am like running, I am jumping in the boat because I don’t want anything to do with getting bit or getting hurt by the pigs.”