A runaway pig stopped traffic for more than an hour on the M62 before being caught by police.
The little seven-week-old piglet escaped from a moving vehicle, and was seen walking down the carriageway between junctions 28 and 29 near Leeds on Tuesday evening.
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According to the Telegraph, Highways England said the road was closed around 7.20pm causing a 3.5 mile tailback eastbound and a 1.8 mile queue westbound.
The East Lothian Courier reports that a West Yorkshire Police Dog Support Unit was sent to the scene and the pig was eventually taken away in the van at around 8.32pm.
— Highways England (@HighwaysNEAST) April 11, 2017
Thankfully, the piglet was eventually reunited with its owner.
We are pleased to report that the escaped 🐷 on the M62 J29-28 has been safely rounded up. Sorry for any delays. pic.twitter.com/sBcimzbVf3— WestYorks Police RPU (@WYP_RPU) April 11, 2017
The male piglet, 7 weeks old, has been restored to its owner. It escaped a moving vehicle on the motorway 10/4. Poor little critter. pic.twitter.com/x0FlOCwnD0— WestYorks Police RPU (@WYP_RPU) April 11, 2017
The WY Police Dogs also tweeted a picture of the piglet back in a field, writing: "It is now back with its owner safe and sound tired but safe. Hogs all round team effort."
It is now back with its owner safe and sound tired but safe. Hogs all round team effort pic.twitter.com/6ERQ37LcPP— WY Police Dogs (@WYPDogs) April 11, 2017