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#369266 - 30th Nov 2009 11:13am Flatulent pig sparks gas leak scare
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A suspected gas leak at an Australian farm, which led to 15 firemen in two fire engines to rush to the scene, turned out to be the work of a flatulent pig.

The farmer in Axedale, a town in Victoria in the south-east of the country, called the emergency services after believing he had smelled gas.
But when the fire crews arrived, they found the real culprit – a 260lb sow the family's children kept as a pet.
Fire captain Peter Harkins said: "When we got there, as we drove up the driveway, there was this huge sow, about a 120-odd kilo (265-pound) sow, and it was very obvious where the gas was coming from.
“We could not only smell it, but we heard it and it was quite funny."
He added: "She got very excited when two trucks and 15 firies turned up and she squealed and farted and squealed and farted.
"I haven't heard too many pigs fart but I would describe it as very full-on."
However, despite the false alarm, Mr Harkins said the farmer had done the right thing by calling 000 (the Australian equivalent of 999). He told The Melbourne Herald Sun: "It's all bottled gas up here and a leaking cylinder could pose a major fire risk.
"It was because we took it so seriously that 15 volunteers still managed to attend the call out at 10.30 on Tuesday night."


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#369315 - 30th Nov 2009 2:00pm Re: Flatulent pig sparks gas leak scare [Re: MissGuided]
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Id be feeding it apples just in case there was a fire - it would be ready seasoned then grin
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#369317 - 30th Nov 2009 2:10pm Re: Flatulent pig sparks gas leak scare [Re: StuyMac]
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#369321 - 30th Nov 2009 2:22pm Re: Flatulent pig sparks gas leak scare [Re: MissGuided]
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....anyone going to mention a spit roast think

Didnt think so, OPPPS - I just did grin raftl
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#369324 - 30th Nov 2009 2:27pm Re: Flatulent pig sparks gas leak scare [Re: StuyMac]
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#369463 - 30th Nov 2009 8:43pm Re: Flatulent pig sparks gas leak scare [Re: MissGuided]
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very full on....lol............ squeal like a pig boy

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#370625 - 4th Dec 2009 1:15pm Re: Flatulent pig sparks gas leak scare [Re: StuyMac]
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....anyone going to mention a spit roast think

Didnt think so, OPPPS - I just did grin raftl


Spit roasting a dead, burnt pig! seeyu
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