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Woman tells of hungry pig ordeal

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A woman in New South Wales, Australia, has been talking about how she was trapped in her home by a large pig.

Caroline Hayes fed and watered the animal after it came into her garden, but it became aggressive when more food was not forthcoming.

Ms Hayes said she had to barricade herself inside her home until the pig, named Bruce by neighbours, calmed down.

Authorities plan to catch the pig and take it to a local piggery, respecting the wishes of vegetarian Ms Hayes that its life be spared.

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