Two Pigs Bravely Fight Off Hungry Black Bear In Connecticut

Pigpen bear

If there’s one thing most people in America can agree on, it’s that pigs are the source of one of life’s greatest foods: Bacon.

I know there’s those vegans, but hey, you can’t please everyone.

But it turns out some pigs are made of a bit more than just porkchops and tenderloins.

Take Mary and Hammy, for example. They’re two pigs living in New Milford, Connecticut and are now famous for the bravery they showed when a hungry black bear decided to make a visit to their pen.

The bear takes its time climbing the fence and entering the cage, but when it finally does, Mary immediately charges it, seeming to catch it off guard.

Hammy, hearing the commotion, comes running out of the hog house and spears the bear, who backs into the corner wearily. After a few tense moments, the bear hops out and all three go on about their lives.

Didn’t want none of that smoke.

The pigs owner Rebecca Shaw told NBC Connecticut

“I am very proud of them because Hammy, the little one especially, he’s afraid of his own shadow and the way he came charging out when he seen Mary tussling with the bear”

Wild scene and certainly not one I was expecting.

Even though it’s the smallest type in North America, Black Bears are no joke and are known to snack on some livestock when the opportunity presents itself.

Fortunately for Mary and Hammy, that day they came out on top.

And how about that fence? Having a heavy bear just climbing and sitting on top of it and it barely moving is truly an engineering feat. Great work to whoever put that up.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock