Boozy feral pig who found fame after getting drunk on stolen beer and starting a fight with an innocent cow dies in car accident
Published 07/10/2013 | 12:32
A boozy feral pig that shot to international fame after drinking 18 cans of beer, starting a fight with a cow and causing chaos at an Australian campsite has died in a car accident.
Local authorities confirmed ‘Swino’ had recently been hit by a passing vehicle in a remote stretch of the northern Pilbara region, adding that he had been identified by distinctive marking on the back of his ears. It is not known if Swino had been drinking prior to the accident.
Last month the boorish porker went on a drunken rampage at the DeGrey River campsite in Port Hedland after stealing and drinking three six-packs of beer that had been left unguarded.
After drinking the alcohol events took a somewhat predictable turn with ‘Swino’ starting a fight with a cow, demolishing nearby tents and rubbish bins in his hunt for a midnight snack, recklessly swimming into the middle of a river, before eventually collapsing drunk underneath a log.
One camper named Merida told ABC News: “It was in the middle of the night and it was these people camping opposite us and they heard this crunching of the can and they got their torch out and shone it on the pig and there he was scrunching away at their cans.”
She added: “Then he went and raided their rubbish that they had sort of covered over with a bin as well…And then there was some other people camped right on the river and they saw him running around their vehicle being chased by a cow.
Miranda added: “It was going around and around and then it went into the river and swam across to the middle of the river… 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.”
Independent News Service