It’s not every day that you see a pig wandering a city neighborhood, especially one that winds up with a police escort home, but that’s exactly what happened to Willow, a pot-bellied pig that belongs to 31-year-old Bri Kampstra, Statesman Journal reports.
The 15-month-old pig, which Kampstra had since Willow was 5 hours old, apparently used her nose to lift up the fence and get out of the backyard in her South Salem neighborhood. She was discovered by Stefanie Knowlton, a neighbor, around 7:30 a.m. Willow had been missing since around 6 a.m.
“When I realized she was gone, I just got in the car and started driving around the neighborhood,” Kampstra told Statesman Journal. “I found her playing with some kids in their front yard.” Willow, Kampstra said, loves kids.
Before Kampstra arrived, the police were called. The Salem Police Officer who responded to the call, Matt Brassfield, told Statesman Journal, “It’s not an everyday thing for city folk to have a pig show up in their neighborhood.”
Kampstra tried to put Willow in a truck to take her home, but was unsuccessful in doing so. Instead, she walked her back to the house while Officer Brassfield followed in his patrol car to ensure their safety.
Have any of your pigs ever gotten out?