Disabled pig gains fame, weight

Published On: May 20 2013 08:00:54 AM HST

Since disabled pig Chris P. Bacon gained fame online, he's also gained some weight and a new wheelchair.

The Lake County pig was born with hind legs that don't work, so he gets around on wheels, instead.

Veterinarians didn't expect him to live, but he was adopted by Dr. Len Lucero.

"His whole story is inspiring. He's like the little engine that could," Lucero said.

A YouTube video turned the pig into an Internet sensation five months ago. Since then, he's gained size and increased his public profile.

The pig has been part of several charity events. He'll soon be the subject of a new children's book.

Lucero said he thinks the porker might be primed for further fame. A movie or television show or even a video game is possible.

Images: Chris P. Bacon gets new wheelchair

Images: Famous local pig gets new wheelchair


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