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Huge Pig Escapes From Pen And Stuns Locals In Australian Suburb

Huge Pig Escapes From Pen And Stuns Locals In Australian Suburb

A massive pig turned heads in an Australian suburb after he broke out of his pen and roamed through the streets. You can check him out for yourself below:

The sizeable swine, who reportedly goes by the name of Johnny, escaped his enclosure in Salisbury, Adelaide, Thursday (18 June) afternoon.

Naturally, locals were a little taken aback by the huge hog on the side of road, and one woman's footage of the breakout summarises the response well.

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In footage of Johnny uploaded to Instagram, she said: "Oh my god, what the hell... It's huge!"

Based on the comments on the video, it seems the people of The Gram were equally awestruck by the big pig.

One person said: "I thought it was a rhino but then I realised I didn't have my glasses on."

Another added: "Don't judge. It's just come out of self-isolation."

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Johnny's owners said he had escaped in a bid to stretch his legs, but he was soon recaptured and returned to his yard, according to 7 News. How exactly they shifted the big lad though is unclear.

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Johnny is a big boy alright. Credit: Instagram/@_jessica_1985
Johnny is a big boy alright. Credit: Instagram/@_jessica_1985

But while Johnny was back in his rightful home not long after escaping, police officers in the US had a much harder time detaining a pig on the lamb in April.

Three police officers from Stamford, Connecticut, spent the best part of an hour on a Friday night chasing after a runaway pig, who had no intention of turning himself in.

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Officers Michael Nguyen, Louis Vidal and Nicholas Gelonesi spent ages sprinting around the back garden of a property pursuing the large black pig - with body cameras capturing the whole ludicrous spectacle.

The cops saw the funny side of things though, and fortunately for the pig, they didn't resort to using their weapons, instead managing to grab the animal in a garbage can, after a lengthy pursuit.

The pig was pursued by three police officers for 45 minutes. Credit: Stamford Police Department
The pig was pursued by three police officers for 45 minutes. Credit: Stamford Police Department

Before that, one of the officers tried to catch the animal by throwing the can at it, but obviously failed, much to the delight of his fellow policemen.

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The video ends just as the officers have finally made the pig their prisoner, entrapped inside the plastic bin, and one of them can be heard asking: "Now what do we do?"

Well folks, I can confirm they did what any of us would do - they took it to the Stamford Animal Control and Care Center. Top work.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@_jessica_1985

Topics: Animals, Australia

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.