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Animal owner facing charges after pig bites girl

Thomas Brown (Source: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office) Thomas Brown (Source: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office)
Booger the pig attacked a 3-year-old girl in Rogersville. (Source: WAFF) Booger the pig attacked a 3-year-old girl in Rogersville. (Source: WAFF)
3-year-old Bella was attacked by her neighbor's pet pig in Rogersville. (Source: WAFF) 3-year-old Bella was attacked by her neighbor's pet pig in Rogersville. (Source: WAFF)
3-year-old Bella is out of surgery. Her mother tells us there is a lot of swelling in her arm. (Source: White Family) 3-year-old Bella is out of surgery. Her mother tells us there is a lot of swelling in her arm. (Source: White Family)
3-year-old Bella is out of surgery. Her mother tells us there is a lot of swelling in her arm. (Source: White Family) 3-year-old Bella is out of surgery. Her mother tells us there is a lot of swelling in her arm. (Source: White Family)
ROGERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rogersville man on Thursday night after his pig bit a 3-year-old girl causing her to get more than 26 stitches.

21-year-old Thomas Daniel Brown of Rogersville was arrested on Thursday night on charges of permitting livestock or animals to run at large and reckless endangerment.

Amber White said her 3-year-old daughter, Bella, was outside their home Monday morning off County Road 26 in Lauderdale County. The neighbors' pet pig wandered into their yard. The mom had no idea it was near the children until the brother yelled, "Booger's got Bella!"

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"I was telling 911 dispatchers that...a 400-pound pig was on my daughter," White said.

A bandage now covers the large wound. Bella now has multiple layers of stitches, more than 26 in all. She will see an orthopedic surgeon to make sure she doesn't have any nerve damage.

"The chunk that he took out was massive, down to the bone and then on the back of her arm he took out another piece," said White.

The health department has ordered the pig to be euthanized. The pig's head will be tested for any diseases.

Investigators also tell us Brown also had an outstanding Failure To Appear warrant on a trooper ticket. 

Brown is in the Lauderdale County Detention Center with a $6,000 total bond amount.  

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