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Javelina rescued by troopers after running into highway traffic

By Ben Hooper

Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers had to halt rush hour traffic on a busy highway when a pair of javelinas ran out into the road.

The department said troopers stopped traffic Monday night on State Road 51 in Phoenix to halp save the animals.

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One of them made it away from the freeway on its own; the other was captured by troopers and taken to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

Troopers said the javelina is expected to be treated for injuries and released.

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