Guard Pig

We recently posted about tarantulas used to guard jewelry. Another unconventional security animal was CP, the guard pig, trained to attack by animal trainer Marcel Leblanc:

The thin, tanned Leblanc said he has trained attack dogs for Canadian police departments for 17 years.
Leblanc said he bought CP—which stands for Canadian Pig—"to fatten up and slaughter for a friend's party."
But he said he noticed the 150-pound, 6-month-old, pink and white Yorkshire pig learned tricks quickly. So he placed the animal among the Doberman pinschers and German shepherds in a police canine training program.
"The pig performed better than the dogs," said Leblanc.

If a 150-pound pig was charging at me, I'd sure run away!

Orlando Sentinel - Sep 23, 1979

El Paso Times - Oct 10, 1979

Fort Worth Star Telegram - Oct 10, 1979

     Posted By: Alex - Thu May 28, 2020
     Category: Animals | Crime | 1970s

Oregon farmer eaten by his pigs
2 October 2012
Authorities are investigating how a farmer in the US state of Oregon was devoured by his pigs.
Posted by Paul on 05/28/20 at 10:07 AM
Pigs are really great survivors and smart animals. Probably more so than canines. If they were a bit more cuddly, perhaps they would have the place in our homes that dogs have.
Posted by KDP on 05/28/20 at 02:45 PM
Punch line. "A pig that good you don't eat all at once."
Posted by eddi on 05/28/20 at 10:52 PM
In one of those moments which have a name but which I can't remember at the moment, I just ran across a story of pigs sniffing out drugs:

Which reminds me of the meme: They say dogs are man's best friend, but no cat will ever show the cops where you hid your dope.
Posted by Phideaux on 05/29/20 at 08:12 PM
"They love Kentucky Fried Chicken, steaks, and ice cream." They'd be right at home in the White House.
Posted by ges on 05/30/20 at 10:27 PM
Why mess with a puny pig when you can have a guard buffalo?
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/31/20 at 12:50 PM
In the movie "Hannibal", Hannibal Lecter saves Clarice Starling from a horde of homicidal pigs.
Posted by FRANK on 06/03/20 at 11:33 AM
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