The swimming pigs of Fakaofo
"Fakaofo [one of the three principal islands of Tokelau] has so little space that its hundred or so pigs live on a low-lying coral shelf that is mostly underwater at high tide. At those times, lifted by the rising water, the pigs swim, their snouts in the air -- and for this they have a fame that has spread at least as far as a New Zealand school textbook. The pigs also eat seafood. I asked [a teenager named Erik Elika] how these animals caught fish, and he mimed for me the action of a pig first waiting with its mouth open in the water, then snapping it shut, as a fish wiggled into it."Ian Parker, Letter from Polynesia, The New Yorker, 1 May 2006.