Attleboro Pigs 'Big' and 'Trouble' Escape Again
After more than a week of roaming the streets of Attleboro, two pigs have been returned to their owner.
Attleboro's two large pigs 'Big' and 'Trouble' left their Lindsey Street farm again to roam a nearby neighborhood Wednesday morning.
When Attleboro resident David Kalberer walked outside of his Robin's Nest home he was shocked to see two large pigs in his backyard.
Kalaberer did not know who the pigs belonged to and contacted Attleboro Animal Control. Kalberer remembered the pigs' escape from their farm last month.
Before long the pigs' owner Brandon Slowey showed up and attempted to lure the pigs out of Kalberer's yard with grapes. It worked at first, but the pigs turned back and returned to the fenced-in yard. Attleboro's Animal Control Officer grabbed a bag of Beggin' Strips dog treats from his truck and it worked.
"After about a half hour of trying to get the pigs to leave the backyard hilarious for us to watch, not so funny for the guys trying to corral the 800 pound pigs, they finally got the pigs to go out the gate, run down the middle of Merigold Circle about 100 yards, and head back to the path in the woods leading them to the farm," Kalberer quipped.
"I assume they were successful, but either way, we're keeping our backyard gate shut from now on," he said.
The pigs made themselves at home at the Merigold Circle home and nestled into the mulch for a nap.
"They looked so big and so sleepy," said neighbor Cathy Killough, who grabbed a camera to photograph the pigs. "The kids were amazed at how big they were."
Eventually, the owner herded them up through the Killoughs' yard and through their swing set.
"Now that's putting the ol' pig skin through the uprights," Erik Killough joked.
"Once they passed through our swing set, they all disappeared into the woods together," Cathy Killough said. "We all giggled as they ran down the street oinking."