A couple of Saanich police officers channelled their inner cowboy by roping a big pig on the loose Friday morning.
Sgt. Jereme Leslie said police got a complaint at 6:45 a.m. of a pig making a run for it on Cordova Bay Road and was heading towards the highway.
Since the police pound section was not on duty, three officers were dispatched to corral the hog.
We know we’re opening ourselves up for some colourful comments… The #Saanich pound wasn’t available so we had to catch her before she tried to cross the highway this AM #yyjtraffic. Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up #yyj. #Saanichlife pic.twitter.com/CmISJDGsYQ
— Saanich Police (@SaanichPolice) April 20, 2018
The pig was returned to its owner on Cordova Bay Road but then got out again.
This time, the pound section took over and the porker was caught a second time.