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.

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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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