That Time a Pig Stole 18 Beers, Got Drunk, and Fought a Cow

Yes, while it sounds like a Family Guy cutaway joke, this really happened. And for context, it happened in Australia, where this kinda thing is prob a lot more common. Here in North America, it’s common camping advice to keep your food secure so bears aren’t attracted to it. Hiding your alcohol to prevent pigs from partying is definitely less common advice. Advice several humans wish they had one fateful night while camping in Pilbara in Western Australia.

Photo of drunk pig in australia that stole beers and fought a cow
Photo of the hungover pig the next day [Credit: The camper named Merida]

The area has wild pigs that are known to ransack garbage and campgrounds for snacks. After packing their garbage away and leaving for a moment, they returned to find their trash bags ripped apart. They spoke with nearby campers who said a pig stole three 6-packs of beers and drank them that night, before attacking their garbage. And then the pig was seen being chased by a cow that it clearly must have really pissed off.

AI interpretation of the drunk Australian pig and cow fight
Our AI dramatization of the event in question

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. 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. 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.

Merida, Camper, speaking with ABC News

So the pig was seen nursing a legendary hangover and we hope learnt a valuble lesson. We also hope the cow overcame the trauma of being harassed by a drunk pig (and that his cow friends believed his story). And remember, next time you’re in Australia, it’s not just your mates you have to worry about stealing your beers!

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