Giant Pig Terrorizes Woman
Filed Under: Lifestyle, World | Posted: 09/23/2008 at 4:50AM
Comments | Region: Australia
SYDNEY – Ms Caroline Hayes, 63, has been held captive for 10 days in her northern New South Wales home by a giant pig.
Described by Ms Hayes as "the size of a Shetland pony," the pig appeared in her neighbourhood with an eye infection. Apparently, its previous owners were unable to manage the creature and had to let it loose.
"One of its eyes it couldn’t see out of, so I put cream in it and I fixed it back up, but apparently, it’s actually claimed my land and claimed my place," the animal lover told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
It has gone so far as to deny her access to her outdoor toilet.
”This morning, I wanted to go to my toilet, which is outside. I opened up the door and the pig pushed me that hard, it pushed me back into my room, where I fell over,” she said.
Besides this unlawful obstruction of Ms Hayes’ private duties, the pig, nicknamed Bruce, has also been keeping her awake by banging on her door into the wee hours of the morning.
The nearby Murwillumbah Council sent a relief team of rangers but were unsuccessful in their attempts to contain the gargantuan creature.
”The rangers came out to my house yesterday with a dog cage and this pig is that big, it’s like trying to put an elephant in a dog cage,” Ms Hayes said.
Rescue efforts by the rangers will start again on Tuesday, ABC said. Until then, Ms Hayes will just have to find another way to the toilet.