Loose pig runs wild through Santa Monica neighborhood

SANTA MONICA, CA - Santa Monica is known for its great beaches, beautiful pier and exquisite weather, but runaway farm animals?  

Santa Monica police encountered just that on Wednesday when they received multiple reports of a loose pig roaming the streets of the city.

After a brief pursuit the pig was captured and transported to the Santa Monica Animal Shelter.  

“This doesn’t happen everyday,” Santa Monica police said on its Facebook page.

The owner of the pig has been located and will go back home to Los Angeles, police said.

The pig was visiting a friend in Santa Monica when it escaped, according to police.

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