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Escaped pigs lead neighbors on hours-long chase in Florida

March 2 (UPI) -- A pair of pigs escaped from their backyard pen in Florida, leading police and neighbors on an hours-long chase through the neighborhood.

Residents said the pigs escaped Tuesday morning in Lehigh Acres, and the porcine fugitives were on the loose for more than 12 hours.

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Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies, neighbors and Randy Love, a cousin of the animals' owner, chased the pigs around the neighborhood into Tuesday evening.

Love and a deputy managed to capture one of the pigs as the sun was setting.

"I was about to give up. Then that pig got a little slower, and I just went for it and grabbed him," Love told WBBH-TV.

The second pig remained on the loose, but Love said he was confident it would be captured safely.

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