Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Smart Pig Escapes Deadly Flood And Finds The Best Family He Could.

In September 2018, Hurricane Florence gave the people of North Carolina nothing but powerful winds and heavy rain. Tons of humans and animals scrambled to survive and some didn’t make it. But in the aftermath of the storm, several animals made unexpected guest appearances. Scary creatures like snakes and alligators even crawled out of the floodwaters. But 20-year-old Josh Walls was shocked when he noticed a pig walking down the road as he walked out of his home. Most people don’t think twice about pigs, particularly what they went through so they would end up on someone’s plate. This story is so heartwarming that you’ll never want to touch a slice of bacon ever again.

When it came to wild animals, Josh Walls learned to expect the unexpected after Hurricane Florence.

But the pig that showed up near his house really threw him for a loop. It was adorable, but he wasn’t sure where it came from or whether it was even friendly or hostile. Walls was curious to find out.

When it came to wild animals, Josh Walls learned to expect the unexpected after Hurricane Florence.

Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary

The pink-skinned pig was snorting, oinking, and wagging its tail as it hopped and trotted towards Walls.

Walls assumed that the pig’s oinking was friendly, cheerful, and cute. It didn’t take him long to realize that the pig was actually quite friendly. From the looks of it, the creature seemed to have survived something horrific.

The pink-skinned pig was snorting, oinking, and wagging its tail as it hopped and trotted towards Walls.

Walls sitting with Flo in his front yard | Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary

According to Walls, the pig, who’s male, had some serious sunburns, and his lungs were full of water.

The pig may have belonged to a factory farm that breeds pigs to produce pork products. At this type of farm, pigs are placed in tiny, claustrophobic crates inside dark buildings. They rarely, if ever, get to see daylight. But the farm was engulfed by floods during the storm, which gave this pig the chance to see the world.

According to Walls, the pig, who’s male, had some serious sunburns, and his lungs were full of water.

Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary

Usually, these pigs never survive more than 6 months, but after the flood, some of the animals floated away.

The moment they were out of the building, the animals swam for their lives in order to avoid going under. Since the pigs were in captivity, they weren’t used to so much physical exertion. Many didn’t survive, but this one is pretty lucky.

Usually, these pigs never survive more than 6 months, but after the flood, some of the animals floated away.

Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary

Walls didn’t know that the pig was male at first, so he named him Flo, and did everything to help him.

The first thing he did was escort the pig to his yard. Then he gave him some food and water. Afterwards, he used mud to cover Flo’s skin. He knew this would likely relieve some of the pain caused by the sunburn on his skin.

Walls didn’t know that the pig was male at first, so he named him Flo, and did everything to help him.

Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary

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