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UPDATED: Pigs located after escaping trailer on Highway 101 near Berwick

Kings District RCMP media spokesperson Cst. Jeff Wilson confirmed six pigs escaped a trailer on Highway 101 near Berwick around 9 a.m. Oct. 18. Five pigs were quickly corralled by their owners and police, but one remained missing in North Berwick until it was found at 11:30 a.m. - photo credit: Ty Walsh.
Kings District RCMP media spokesperson Cst. Jeff Wilson confirmed six pigs escaped a trailer on Highway 101 near Berwick around 9 a.m. Oct. 18. Five pigs were quickly corralled by their owners and police, but one remained missing in North Berwick until it was found at 11:30 a.m. - photo credit: Ty Walsh. - Contributed

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

BERWICK – RCMP say all six pigs that escaped from a trailer on Highway 101 near Berwick have now been located.

RCMP spokesperson Cst. Jeff Wilson said police responded to a call indicating six 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.

Several RCMP vehicles were on scene as police, owners and volunteers searched for the last pig.
Several RCMP vehicles were on scene as police, owners and volunteers searched for the last pig.

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 around 11:30 a.m. on Parker Condon Road. RCMP were assisted by the pig owners, workers and volunteers in their search for the last missing pig.

RCMP confirmed there was a motor vehicle collision near Berwick on the highway around 10 a.m. Oct. 18 that could be related to this incident.

Wilson said he could not yet confirm how the pigs escaped from the trailer, but did confirm the incident remains under investigation.

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

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