Disabled piglet using wheelchair becomes Internet sensation
ORLANDO, Florida (REUTERS) - Prospects for a disabled farm animal born without the use of its hind legs are normally grim.
That is not the case for Chris P Bacon, a month-old piglet from Florida whose videotaped struggle to learn how to use a tiny wheelchair have turned him an Internet sensation.
"He's cute. He grunts. And he's got a pretty cute little wheelchair," said veterinarian Len Lucero, trying to explain why his YouTube video of Chris's exploits have logged more than 474,000 views in two weeks.
After a client who could not care for Chris dropped him off at Lucero's veterinary hospital in Clermont, Florida, 48km west of Orlando, Dr Lucero grabbed pieces from a child's set of K'nex construction toys to build a tiny wheelchair to mobilise the rear-end of the pink-and-white piglet.