SOUTHWEST RANCHES (CBSMiami) – We’ve all heard about a “pig in a poke” but it was a pig in a pond that caused firefighters a problem.

On Tuesday members of the Pembroke Pines Fire Department and Southwest Ranches Volunteer Fire Department were called to rescue a 900 pound Yorkshire pig which had gotten stuck in a pond behind a home in the 18900 block of Southwest 59th Street in Southwest Ranches.

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The owner of the two-and-a-half year old pig named Strawberry said he was getting ready to take her to her new home in Wakulla, in the Florida panhandle, when she slipped into the water.

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Neighbors on the scene quickly jumped into the water to help keep Strawberry’s head above water as the pet’s owner called 911.

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Firefighters had to use a ladder and large tarp to pull Strawberry from the five foot deep water.