Pig OK after flying out of trailer going 65 mph on highway

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 20, 2015 at 9:21 p.m.



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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Maybe pigs can fly.

Authorities in northern Colorado say a 250-pound porker escaped relatively unscathed when it flew out of a trailer that was being pulled at about 65 mph on Interstate 25.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports (http://goo.gl/RxdXaM ) the pig fell out of the trailer west of Windsor on Thursday morning and took refuge under a tractor-trailer that had pulled up on the scene.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper G.A. Villavicencio says he has dealt with sheep and cows on roadways, but never pigs.

Sheriff's deputies and road workers pulled the pig from under the truck by its hind legs. After a little squealing, it was checked out by a vet and returned to its owner.

The pig suffered some road rash to its ears and snout but was otherwise unhurt.

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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com

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