An errant pig in Australia stole camper’s beer, got drunk, and started a fight with a cow, all in one night.
We all react differently to alcohol when we’ve had a few bottles of beer. Some folks get excessively cheerful, others get cranky, while others doze off in awkward positions and wake up the following morning with no pants.
Still, others lose all their senses of good manners and propriety and end up getting silly and sloppy with anyone they meet.
However, who knew pigs too could be among the ranks of those who get mean-spirited and ill-mannered when they’ve had a few cans of booze?
This’s what happened in Australia when a wild pig got drunk in a campsite and started a fight with a barnyard cow. And the most surprising thing is that such incidences have become a norm with wild pigs in Australia.
Pigs Like Boozing Too
It all started when some campers at Port Hedland, Australia forgot to properly secure their beer, 18 cans to be precise, before heading to their sleep. And the errant pig decided to help himself to the sudsy stash.
Earlier that day, campsite owners had been informed that a wild pig had been spotted in the past few nights, running around and tampering with people’s belongings.
The pig, which was nicknamed “Swino” after the incident, drunk all the 18 cans and caused a commotion in the campground which alerted the campers.
One eyewitness reported:
“It was in the middle of the night, and it was these people opposite of us, and I heard this crunching of the can, and they got their torch out and shined it on the pig, and there he was, crunching away at their cans.”
When the pig finished drinking the beer, he rushed to a nearby garbage bin and began ransacking for a late-night snack.
Afterward, as would be expected, Swino started exhibiting loutish behaviors of a drunkard and immediately went to confront a nearby cow.
A female eyewitness, Merida, confirmed the incident saying:
“Then he went and raided their rubbish…then there were some other people camped right on the edge of the river, and they saw him running around their vehicle being chased by a cow.”
“Apparently, the pig showed up several nights in a row, causing chaos and helping himself to anything he could find to ‘pig out’ on.”
The pig kept showing up at the campsite, and it was entertaining.
The camper said:
“It was going around and around, and then it went into the river and swam across to the middle.”
“The people that were camped on the river went across and crept up on it, and it was hiding, and sleeping under a big log right on the edge of the water.”
Swino Didn’t Have a Happy Ending
Unfortunately, Swino got run over by a speeding vehicle as he was trying to cross the road, a few hours after his drunken outburst at the campground.
He was found dead not far from the campsite where he had caused havoc the previous night.