Massive pig ‘weighing over 500 pounds’ found in Detroit basement

A large pig, similar to the one discovered in the basement. Source: Facebook
A large pig, similar to the one discovered in the basement. Source: Facebook

A huge pig weighing in at over 500 pounds was discovered in the basement of a property in Detroit. An anonymous tip brought investigators to the house, and they soon made the rather unexpected discovery after hearing a few suspicious oinks.

The anonymous caller who alerted the authorities allegedly claimed that the pig had been fed human remains, but so far there is no sign that the large animal ate anything remotely as healthy.

Heavy equipment was brought in to relocate the pig and also assist with the investigations. A local farmer was called upon to take in the over-sized swine, but it turned out the pig was too large even for the farm to handle.

In the end a local rescue group had to take custody of the animal. Police have not yet confirmed the identity of the homeowner who lived in the house above the mega pig.

A local grocery store has recently offered a great deal on pork ribs and bacon, which has led some outraged local residents to complain on social media. “This is not acceptable,” wrote one local man.

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