Pig runs next to highway after being freed from pen by a bear

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April 14 (UPI) -- A pig found trotting alongside a British Columbia highway was found to have escaped from a farm when a hungry bear broke through a fence.

The Dewdney Animal Hospital posted a video to YouTube explaining a couple driving home from Mission spotted a pig running alongside the westbound lanes of Lougheed Highway.


The couple contacted Dewdney Animal Hospital veterinarian Adrian Walton and the pig was sedated while awaiting a team from British Columbia SPCA Maple Ridge.

The pig was loaded into a crate and an SPCA truck carried the porker to the animal hospital, where it was examined for injuries and illness.

The 1-year-old pig, named Brenda, was found to be in good health. Owner Irene Francis revealed Brenda had escaped from her pen when a bear tore through the fence in an apparent search for food.

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