Pigs located after escaping trailer on highway
Last of six pigs located two hours after it ran into woods
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.
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.