Not your average therapy animal. (Photo: Thinkstock)
A woman carrying a large pot-bellied pig was asked to remove her animal from the plane after boarding a US Airways flight out of Connecticut with it on Wednesday.
The animal weighed approximately 70 lbs.
Passenger Jonathan Skolnik, told ABC News he initially thought the pig was a duffel bag, given the way it was slung over the woman’s shoulder.
"But it turns out it wasn’t a duffel bag,” he said. “We could smell it and it was a pig on a leash.”
“She tethered it to the arm rest next to me and started to deal with her stuff, but the pig was walking back and forth. I was terrified, because I was thinking I’m gonna be on the plane with the pig,” Mr Snolnik said.
American Airlines, told ABC News that the passenger brought the pig aboard as an emotional support animal.
She was asked to leave when the pig became disruptive to other passengers.