As many of you know, we Vasiceks temporarily housed a pet pig for over 6 months. So when this Australian story hit the press on Friday, I noted it.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - A pony-size pig who held an Australian woman hostage for 10 days inside her home will be removed on Wednesday to a piggery…
The 176 pound pig, nicknamed Bruce, kept self-confessed animal lover Caroline Hayes, 63, in her farmhouse near Uki, in northern New South Wales State, with aggressive demands to be fed, even headbutting her bedroom door at night.
"I picked up a broom and poked him out with it and he snapped it in half with his mouth," Hayes told Australian media.
She said the pushy pig was as big as a "Shetland pony" and wandered onto her property 11 days ago after being let loose in surrounding rainforest by neighbors.
"One of its eyes it couldn’t see out of, so I put cream in it and I fixed its back up. But apparently it’s actually claimed my land and claimed my place," Hayes said.
Len Hing, a pest animal ranger…said, "I wouldn’t like to see the pig go as a pet anywhere because he could become a potentially dangerous animal," he said.
(Reporting by Rob Taylor, editing by Miral Fahmy)
Pigs can make good pets, but this story illustrates that they can get out of control and become dangerous.
We, too, have our pleasant, pet-like side and our inner, pig-like sin nature.