HENRICO, Va. (AP) — A pot-bellied pig that had been on the loose for weeks in a Virginia neighborhood has been nabbed by police.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the pig had become a familiar sight in Henrico’s Twin Hickory subdivision as it scurried around the neighborhood.
Police finally caught the pig Tuesday morning after it briefly held up traffic on a busy street.
Lt. Shawn Sears of the Henrico Animal Protection Police said officers had been hearing reports for weeks about sightings of the pig.
On their Facebook page , Henrico police posted video of them chasing the animal. “Just another day at the office,” police wrote.
Sears said the pig is likely a pet that escaped.
If the pig’s owner doesn’t come forward to claim him, police plan to place him with an animal rescue organization.