The runaway pig that chased two children in Oakland, Maine last week has been spotted again — and now it’s coming for the women.
The pig, described as black and white and weighing about 80 pounds, allegedly “screamed’’ at and chased after two children on July 8. A police officer on a bicycle and animal control officers looked for the pig, but found only its tracks. After the search came up pigless, police told the Morning Sentinel that they would not be “actively looking for the pig.’’
But now it seems that the pig has come out of hiding, and is actively looking for its next victim.
On Monday, an unidentified woman was walking on the same Oakland trail where the pig staged its previous offensive. According to the Morning Sentinel, the quick-thinking woman “took refuge’’ on the rail of a bridge after spotting the pig.
The pig did not attempt an attack, but the sight of the animal alone was scary enough that the woman reported the incident to local law enforcement. Once more, the police were unsuccessful in locating the animal. They found only its tracks.
The wooded trail has now been closed to prevent any further pig attacks.
“It’s a public safety thing,’’ Capt. Rick Stubbert told the Morning Sentinel. “The pig is out there.’’
Police are working with animal control to trap it and return it to its owner, who they would not identify.
The pig has been “at large’’ for about a month.