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Pigs that ran amok on I-40 remain unclaimed

Posted April 13, 2011

— Five pigs that fell out of a truck and got loose on Interstate 40 in Durham County two weeks ago still have not been claimed by an owner, Durham Animal Control Shelter officials said Wednesday. 

Police rounded up the pigs, the biggest of which weighed about 60 pounds, and wrangled them into squad cars.

Pigs loose on I-40 Pigs loose on I-40

Animal control officers brought the pigs to the Durham Animal Control Shelter, where they are on a 30-day hold. If no one claims by April 27, the pigs will be auctioned off.


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  • seaturtles246 Apr 15, 2011

    Y'all are so funny! I needed a good laugh today. I guess that one little piggy went to market, another stayed home, this one had roast beef and, this one had none. Now, the weeee weeee weeee one doesn't have a home. I just don't understand the one who had roast beef. That's kind of ..... weird!

  • AF Flight Nurse Apr 13, 2011

    Name one "Barbie", another "Cue", etc.

  • See Chart Apr 13, 2011

    "Take us back to Smithfield puulleeze"

  • mj1angier Apr 13, 2011

    I would like 2. 1st named ham, 2nd named bacon. 6-12 month of fatting up and they will be good to go!

  • 6079 SMITH W Apr 13, 2011

    "Pigs that ran amok"....sounds like a good name for a band. ;)

  • Realamerican71 Apr 13, 2011

    Heck, I'll take one. The weather has turned quite nice and it's time to fire up the grill. Ya'll come over!

  • tobywilliamson58 Apr 13, 2011

    Yea, maybe they undercover!

  • kpwoodlief Apr 13, 2011

    Will Wral post information if they are to be auctioned off?

  • mikeyj Apr 13, 2011

    Anyone rememba when these guys in uniform used to be called:
    "pig" or "the fuzz".

  • tobywilliamson58 Apr 13, 2011

    Greeeeeeat! Bar-b QUE!!!!!!!!