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  1. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    Oakland mystery pig strikes again
    Authorities closed a trail after a walker told police she climbed the side rail of a wooden bridge to escape the screaming swine.


    Kennebec Journal / Morning Sentinal
    Centralmaine.com
    BY MATT HONGOLTZ-HETLING STAFF WRITER
    July 14, 2014


    Oakland authorities have closed a walking trail after the runaway pig that frightened a high school student last week scared another victim on Monday morning.

    The woman Monday was worried that the 80-pound black-and-white pig might attack her and took refuge on the side rail of a wooden bridge on the forested walking trail between Messalonskee Middle School and Messalonskee High School.

    “She was not attacked but was very frightened and came to the station to report it,” Capt. Rick Stubbert, of the Oakland Police Department, said shortly after closing the trail Monday afternoon.

    Police searched the trail for the pig but once again found only tracks.

    “The pig is out there,” he said.

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    “It’s a public safety thing,” he said. “We’re just trying to maintain the trails as a safe place for people to walk.”

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    The town and the USDA recently came under fire from members of the public who were upset after a joint effort to relocate nuisance geese at the town beach ended with the euthanization of the birds.

    Stubbert said that the goal is to reunite the wayward pig with its owner, who police have identified, but whose name they won’t release.

    “We will safely catch the pig and safely return it to its owner,” he said.

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    He said the pig has remained at large for about a month and has shown the ability to thrive in the wild.

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  3. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    The first article about the mystery pig from July 9th:

    Oakland mystery pig frightens children
    The pig, which allegedly screamed at and chased children down a walking trail, remains at large.


    BY MATT HONGOLTZ-HETLING STAFF WRITER

    A mystery pig remains at large in Oakland after frightening two children so badly that they flagged down a police officer Tuesday afternoon to report it to authorities.

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    The children told an officer that they were on a walking trail in the wooded area between Messalonskee Middle School and Messalonskee High School about 1:45 p.m. when the pig confronted them, “screaming at the kids and chasing them,” Stubbert said.

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    http://www.centralmaine.com/2014/07/09/oakland-mystery-pig-frightens-kids/
     
  4. HMSHood

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    That is one scary pig! :crazy:
     

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