Firefighters rescue 900-pound pig in Fla.
The Pembroke Pines Fire Department and Southwest Ranches Volunteer Fire Department were called to rescue a 900 pound Yorkshire pig which had gotten stuck in a pond in Southwest Ranches. / Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue/WFOR
(CBSNews) SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. - Firefighters came to the rescue of a 900-pound pig that got stuck in a pond in southwest Florida.
Strawberry was successfully pulled out of a pond behind a home in Southwest Ranches, 15 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale, by members of the Pembroke Pines Fire Department and Southwest Ranches Volunteer Fire Department, CBS Miami reported.
The owner of the enormous two-and-a-half-year-old Yorkshire swine said he was getting ready to take her to Wakulla, in the Florida panhandle, when she slipped into the five-foot-deep water.
Neighbors saw the pig fall and helped keep Strawberry's head up above water while the owner dialed 911.
The firefighters used a ladder and a large tarp to rescue the pig.
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