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Saved her bacon! 200kg PIG rescued from flat and put on a diet

United Kingdom, Letwell
November 05, 2019 at 19:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

A 200kg (31 stone/441 pound) pig named Twiglet was seen enjoying a new lease in life at Peppers Field Equine & Poultry Rehabilitation Centre in Letwell, UK, on Tuesday after being rescued by firemen from a first floor flat after her owner died.

The two-year-old pig revelled in a luxurious life, feasting on takeaways, sleeping on a mattress and being able to enjoy a centrally-heated flat instead of the cold outside.

Twiglet has lost about 10kg (22 pounds/1.57 stone), according to Chloe Watson, a centre trustee, who is looking after her by encouraging her to exercise in the field, and tucks her up in a duvet every night with a cuddly toy before turning the lights off at 8:30pm. Watson has been looking after the pig for five weeks. Twiglet is also allowed to enjoy "the odd scone as a treat."

"She’s only two-years-old, so theoretically if she had lived there a little longer she could’ve got even bigger," Watson added.

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A 200kg (31 stone/441 pound) pig named Twiglet was seen enjoying a new lease in life at Peppers Field Equine & Poultry Rehabilitation Centre in Letwell, UK, on Tuesday after being rescued by firemen from a first floor flat after her owner died.

The two-year-old pig revelled in a luxurious life, feasting on takeaways, sleeping on a mattress and being able to enjoy a centrally-heated flat instead of the cold outside.

Twiglet has lost about 10kg (22 pounds/1.57 stone), according to Chloe Watson, a centre trustee, who is looking after her by encouraging her to exercise in the field, and tucks her up in a duvet every night with a cuddly toy before turning the lights off at 8:30pm. Watson has been looking after the pig for five weeks. Twiglet is also allowed to enjoy "the odd scone as a treat."

"She’s only two-years-old, so theoretically if she had lived there a little longer she could’ve got even bigger," Watson added.

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