Connect to share and comment

News you wish you didn't know.

Feral pig gets drunk, picks fight with cow and passes out under tree

A feral pig ransacked an Australian campsite and got drunk after downing three six-packs of beer before running amok and putting on a show for campers.
Drunk feral pig AustraliaEnlarge
A feral pig got drunk after ransacking an Australian campsite and proceeded to behave badly by picking a fight with a cow and swimming out into a river before passing out under a tree. This may seem like strangely human behavior but it did not, however, go on a date with a woman, like the Geico pig did (pictured above). (Geico/Youtube/Screengrab)

A feral pig ransacked an Australian campsite and got drunk after downing three six-packs of beer before running amok and putting on a show for campers.

The pig went on a drunken bender after getting into the supplies of a group of campers at DeGrey River, east of Port Hedland, Australia, and drinking what appear to be all 18 of its cans of beer.

In what might seem like unusually human behavior, it then rummaged through the campsite for snacks before picking a fight with a cow.

One camper named Merida recounted the tale fellow campers told her.

"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," Merida said.

"Then he went and raided their rubbish that they had sort of covered over with a bin as well.

More from GlobalPost: Man kills 70,000 chickens while drunk

"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."

But the boozy pig didn't stop there.

"It was going around and around and then it went into the river and swam across to the middle of the river," Merida continued.

"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."

The pig was last seen sleeping off its hangover under a tree.

"It was last seen near the river itself, under a tree," said Fionna Findley, from government organization Main Roads. "I think it's nursing its head today.

"Our guys aren't equipped to contain or control these wild animals, especially under the influence.

"The guys who attended the scene said they had a chat to the guys and they were more upset the pig stole their beer."

Feral pigs are considered a nuisance in many parts of Australia because they damage crops and carry diseases that can be passed to livestock.

Many state governments ask that sightings be reported so the animals can be removed. Feeding feral pigs is also discouraged, although this is the first report of one getting tipsy.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/feral-pig-gets-drunk-picks-fight-cow-and-passes-out-under-tree

.

Featured Slideshow

The running of the bulls commenced in Pamplona, Spain (PHOTOS)

Injuries abound during the first days of the San Fermin festival.