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The best headlines about a beer-guzzling, cow-fighting pig who died in a car crash

Rest in peace, Swino, the Jim Morrison of pigs.


Cooper Fleishman


Posted on Oct 7, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 4:50 am CDT

As of mid-September, a feral pig was still at large after breaking into a campsite, stealing 18 beers and drinking them all, getting into a brawl with a cow, going for a victory swim, and looting through trash for a midnight snack. For weeks, he continued to wreak havoc in Australia.

It took a car crash to finally bring Swino down.

Here’s how newspapers remembered him.

The Independent:


WA Today


The Drinks Business went the all-caps route, just like Swino:


Huffington Post:


Herald Sun:




To the Jim Morrison of pigs: Rest in peace.

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*First Published: Oct 7, 2013, 11:25 am CDT