De Grey Campsite

After leaving the Cape we headed down to De Grey campsite which is around 70 klms north of Port Headland.

We had read on the ABC internet about a feral pig that was running rampant at this free camp so I thought it might be fun to stay here.

The sites by the river all had a good covering of grass and it was nice to get your feet out onto grass rather than dust. There was also a river and as it was hot we all decided to have a swim. Whilst we were swimming a man said to Rosalee “do you want me to get the pig out”, Rosalee thought that the pig must have been in the river and said “yes thanks”. To her surprise the man then herded the pig from the river bank down into the river. I have never seen her move so fast to get out of the water.

Later in the night we were visited by the pig and Rosalee was able to get a photo of it.

That’ll do pig, that’ll do.

Updated: 2/12/13
Main Roads WA considers memorial to beer-swilling feral pig to promote road safety

Updated 1 hour 58 minutes ago

The feral pig rests under a tree Photo: “Swino” the feral pig made headlines internationally after stealing and drinking 18 cans of beer. (Main Roads Pilbara)

Related Story: Beer-stealing feral pig dies in car accident

Related Story: Feral pig pinches 18 beers during campsite raids

Map: De Grey 6722
Main Roads in Western Australia is considering erecting a memorial in the Pilbara to a feral pig which made international headlines after stealing and drinking beer from a roadside rest area.

Witnesses reported the animal drank up to 18 cans of beer at the DeGrey River rest area, east of Port Hedland, in September, before ransacking bin bags and causing a nuisance.

Weeks later the same pig – who had been nicknamed “Swino” – was hit and killed by a vehicle nearby.

Fionna Findley from Main Roads says the monument could be a light-hearted way to drive home a serious road safety message.

“If we could erect something in his honour and put a few facts down as a reminder to people not to drink and drive,” she said

“It’s a combined effort from road safety, but also a bit of a memorial for the little pig as well.

“It’s all about our travel wellbeing objective and we’re trying to make the journey for everyone a little bit more enjoyable.

“So we’re thinking a pig with empty beer cans at his feet or maybe a cartoon character erected with a sign attached.”

Examine closely and you will see a feral pig.

Examine closely and you will see a feral pig.

Kids watching a DVD together.

Kids watching a DVD together.

De Grey campsite.

De Grey campsite.

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