It wasn't quite Babe: Pig in the City, but Mooroopna had its own porcine pursuit yesterday morning.CHLOE WARBURTON May 10, 2014 4:34am
A fugitive pig making a bid for freedom caused chaos in Mooroopna yesterday, with motorists watching on as it led three would-be captors on a merry chase.
The ambitious oinker escaped from a truck on McLennan St just before 9
The truck driver acted quickly to try to wrangle the animal and two Greater Shepparton City Council community rangers rushed to help, but the elusive swine had the trio on the run.
Mooroopna resident Samantha Jefferis had stopped in traffic next to the BP petrol station when she spotted the pig.
‘‘I said to my son, ‘There’s so much traffic, we’re going to be late for school’, and he said, ‘It’s all right Mum, I’ll just sit here and watch the pig’,’’ she said.
‘‘I was like, ‘What?’ and then I looked over and saw the pig. My son said, ‘I guess it’s free range bacon’. It didn’t take too long for them to catch it .
‘‘It was only about a week ago that I looked out my window at home and saw a bloke riding past on a camel — you never know what you’ll see when you look out the window.’’
Jenni George-Slade was on the way to drop her son off at school when she saw the pig.
‘‘It was just the funniest thing — I looked across and there’s all these council workers in the middle island and the pig was just running rings around them,’’ she said.
‘‘When I stopped to take a photo, it was just staring down the ranger.’’
The porcine pursuit was over in a few minutes and a council spokesperson said the rangers helped the driver load the pig back on the truck and fix the gate that had broken.
The spokesperson said traffic on McLennan St was not affected as the pig remained on the median strip until it was put back on the truck.
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