Caroline Hayes, 63, befriended a homeless pig she named Bruce and even nursed it back to health. And what did she get for her troubles? The pig held her hostage for food!
Ms Hayes had even nursed Bruce back from ill health, putting cream onto his infected eye. “When I first saw it, it had 15 ticks in its eyes which I actually took out with tweezers," she told Times Online.
But by 4am (AEST) on Monday their friendship had soured when Bruce – a white boar pig weighing approximately 175 pounds (80kg) – began ramming Ms Hayes’s bedroom door, grunting loudly and demanding to be fed. He became so aggressive that the pensioner could not leave her bedroom in order to go to the outside toilet.
“He was head-butting the door really hard, and snorting really loudly,” Ms Hayes said.
“But I really needed to go to the toilet so I opened the door and he pushed me so hard I fell over. So I picked up a broom handle to kind of push him away, and he snapped it in half.”