Skip to comments.Feral pig pinches multiple six-packs of beer and runs riot at Pilbara camp sites
Posted on 09/11/2013 9:19:51 AM PDT by marthemaria
A booze-stealing feral pig that is wreaking havoc in the Pilbara has prompted a reminder for travellers at camp sites and rest stops to ensure their food and alcohol is secured.
It is believed the animal has drunk up to 18 cans of beer at the DeGrey River rest area, east of Port Hedland, over the past few days.
Fionna Findley says the animal has caused a nuisance, ransacking bin bags left in the area by clean-up crews.
"And when they were talking to some of the road users that were parked over for the night, I think they were camping actually, they said the pig stole their beers, drank them and then afterwards proceeded to tear apart the bin liners.
"And then there was some other people camped right on the river and they saw him running around their vehicle being chased by a cow.
"It was going around and around and then it went into the river and swam across to the middle of the river.
"The people that were camped on the river went across and crept up on it and it was hiding and sleeping under a big log right on the edge of the water.
"It was sort of coming from there for a couple of days but we didn't see it this morning or last night."
It was initially thought the pig stole just a six-pack, but Merida is certain it was more.
"It wasn't six cans, it was about 18 I believe it crunched."
Main Roads is trying to locate the animal.
"It was last seen near the river itself, under a tree," Findley said. "I think it's nursing its head today.
"Our guys aren't equipped to contain or control these wild animals, especially under the influence.
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I read that as “Federal Pig” when I first glanced at the article...
Which didn’t surprise me...AT ALL...
We had a neighbor growing up that would fatten up hogs for the county fair by taking plastic buckets and filling them with corn and water and letting them set in the sun to ferment for a while.
Happiest fattest hogs at the whole fair!
Mmmmm...Bacon and beer.
Helicopter with an AR 15 would take care of that beer swiggin’ deadbeat pig. It is a funny story.
Actually if you ask most Aussies, they would say it’s “Australian for ‘piss’.”
My pig suit fools them every time.
Sure.....Blame the “Feral Pigs”.
Works every time, Mate.
At least there’s no Muslims at that camp site.
Johnny a friend or should I ask a mortal enemy of yours? ;-)
Somebody got pictures of the feral pig.
Well I say it was already well marinated!
That pig is now well marinated and ready to be harvested for the BBQ brisket. Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttt!
Yeah, I know... But I was going for a cheap laugh...