Pigs lo­cated af­ter es­cap­ing trailer on high­way

Last of six pigs lo­cated two hours af­ter it ran into woods

Annapolis Valley Register - - FRONT PAGE - KINGSCOUN­TYNEWS.CA BER­WICK Sara.Eric­s­son@kingscoun­tynews.ca

Six pigs that es­caped from a trailer on High­way 101 near Ber­wick were ul­ti­mately safely lo­cated.

RCMP spokesman Const. Jeff Wil­son said po­lice re­sponded to a call in­di­cat­ing the pigs were run­ning loose on the high­way at 9 a.m. Oct. 18 near exit 15. The pigs had es­caped from a trailer that was be­ing driven on the high­way.

Own­ers and po­lice were able to cor­ral five pigs, but one last re­main­ing pig ran off the high­way to­ward North Ber­wick.

“The pig ap­peared to run off to­ward Parker Con­don and Shaw roads,” said Wil­son, who said peo­ple were as­signed to pa­trol both sides of the high­way.

The re­main­ing pig was later found at about 11:30 a.m. on Parker Con­don Road. RCMP were as­sisted by the pig own­ers, work­ers and vol­un­teers in their search for the miss­ing pig.

RCMP con­firmed there was a mo­tor-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion near Ber­wick on the high­way that morn­ing that could’ve been re­lated to the in­ci­dent.

At press time, Wil­son couldn’t con­firm how the pigs es­caped from the trailer, but did say the in­ci­dent was un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“Thanks to the pub­lic who took in­ter­est and helped to ex­pe­dite this sit­u­a­tion,” he said in a news re­lease.

PHOTO BY TY WALSH

Kings Dis­trict RCMP me­dia spokesman Const. Jeff Wil­son con­firmed six pigs es­caped a trailer on High­way 101 near Ber­wick on Oct. 18. Five pigs were quickly cor­ralled by their own­ers and po­lice, but one re­mained miss­ing in North Ber­wick un­til it was found late that morn­ing.

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