A pet pig saved its own bacon by jumping in the bath after it burned its owner’s house down in Sweden.
The Vietnamese pot bellied porker had knocked over a table lamp setting fire to curtains and was trapped in the house in Lulea.
But as firefighters searched the property they discovered the terrified, singed pig cowering in the bath.
Fireman Peter Frykman said: “We initially thought it was arson as no-one was home but then we found the scorched but still alive pig and the broken lamp and realised what had happened.”
Story filed: 10:49 Friday 20th February 2009