PRINCETON, W.Va. — A piglet that was rescued following a tractor-trailer accident along Interstate 77 in West Virginia has adapted well to her new home.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports the piglet weighed about 10 pounds when Tammy Tyree found her along the side of the road June 29. Fearing she would get hit by a car or eaten by coyotes, the piglet was brought to Tyree’s Princeton home, and the name Piggles caught on.

Piggles has grown significantly thanks to snacks on bananas and oatmeal pies and has her own bed in Tyree’s barn.

Tyree says when Piggles isn’t muddy, she still comes in the house to visit but would rather be outside, especially in the woods to hunt acorns and hickory nuts.

Tyree says she never thought she would own a pig, “but once I got her, we fell in love with her.”


Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, http://www.bdtonline.com

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