Swifty the swimming pig was a little reluctant to hit the water. His human coach had to do a little persuading. But the show must go on at the S.C. State Fair.
Swifty sank a bit, but kept his snout above the water line. Paddle, paddle, paddle went those little pig legs. And a couple of feet later, shoreline. Out came Swifty, a little soppy, but well deserved of the Oreo cookie awaiting him.
Swifty is just one of hundreds of animals in the State Fair aside racing pigs, preening roosters, lounging cows, flop-eared bunnies, performing sea lions and chirping birds, and we invite you to enjoy our photos.
Video: Swifty the Swimming Pig