If Stephen King had set his horror novel “Cujo” in Florida rather than the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine, maybe he wouldn’t have used a rabid St. Bernard to trap a mother and her son in her Ford Pinto.
Perhaps he would have opted for a persistent pig. Because Florida.
In North Fort Myers, a pugnacious pig plagued a mother by trapping her inside her GMC Jimmy for hours on Tuesday. The stray pig also destroyed part of her yard in the process, WBBH NBC2 in North Fort Myers reported.
The wayward pig apparently wandered into the woman’s yard through an opened gate during the night. No one knows who the pig belongs to but it seemed to take ownership of Joanie Mathews’ property.
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“Go away, pig! Go away, pig!” Mathews said she cried out to the ill-mannered hog as the female pig watched her every move inside her truck. When the animal wasn’t keeping Mathews prisoner it just hung around for hours, rooting through her yard.
Mathews managed to sneak out of her sports utility truck — quietly, leaving the back door open so as not to make noise by banging it shut. No matter. The pig wasn’t fooled and nipped at her.
She figured she’d toss the pig some food to placate her, but no such luck. “She wasn’t cooperating with the food and stuff. She just wasn’t having it,” Mathews told NBC2.
It took three deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office working with two ropes to wrangle the nearly 200-pound pig onto a trailer.
“It was just hilarious because the pig fought them every which way,” she told NBC2.
In a video, Mathews is seen securely closing and “pig-proofing” her gate.