Slippery pigs on the run in Fenton

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FENTON, MO (KPLR) – Keep your eyes peeled because this little pig went wee wee wee, all the way through Fenton.

'So we`ve been getting reports of one and most likely two miniature domestic pigs that have been seen at various areas in Fenton,' says Martha Weber, Program Manager Animal Care & Control

It`s believed the pigs have been on the prowl since last Thursday.

We`re unclear on if they packed their sooey-cases.

But residents have squealed on the pigs, alerting the county police who put out an all-points bulletin, or rather a sweet meat tweet.

'Ah ha that`s probably not him but he does look a little like that,' says Weber.

'He does look like that,' says Patrick Clark. 'Minus the boots?'

'Yes no boots on the pig,' says Weber.

St. Louis county animal care and control spent Tuesday afternoon hot on their hooves, setting traps, hoping to put the pigs in the pen.

And while there`s no need to get snooty, it is unclear how the oinkers went AWOL.

But animal experts have a pretty good idea.

'A lot of times when they get big they`re not so cute anymore and people don`t want them,' says Weber. 'So I suspect they escaped or somebody just let them go.'

Since this isn`t their first rodeo, animal control know how to get a pig to come to their swine and cheese party.

'The traps are baited with dog food,' says Weber. 'Pigs are pretty non selective about what they`ll eat and I`m hoping the aroma from the dog food will attract them in and we`ll just be able to catch them.'

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