A pig is being used to help train firemen. He's being used to help Avon Fire and Rescue Service learn how to herd animals.
The service attends more than a 150 animal emergencies a year. So, to help them prepare, they've called in a fourteen stone Gloucestershire Old Spot cross.
Laura Makin-Isherwood reports:
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