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Published July 24, 2014, 11:09 AM

Pigs fall from truck onto I-29 in ND

Piglets were falling out of a truck and onto Interstate 29 for several miles near Buxton, N.D., July 23 until the driver eventually noticed, the North Dakota Highway Patrol says.

By: Forum News Service ,

BUXTON, N.D. — Piglets were falling out of a truck and onto Interstate 29 for several miles near Buxton, N.D., July 23 until the driver eventually noticed, the North Dakota Highway Patrol says.

There were “dead pigs all over the road,” Sgt. Greg Smith says.

The truck driver was apparently unaware that piglets he was transporting from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Iowa were tumbling out of the vehicle about 11 a.m.

“They were kind of scattered for several miles,” Smith says of the piglets.

The Traill County Sheriff’s Office was first to respond. The Highway Patrol followed and “scooped up all the deceased pigs,” Smith says.

The Highway Patrol recovered 12 piglets in total, Smith says. There were no crashes as a result of the piglets on the road, though running over one of them could have been dangerous, he says.

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