PIGS litter the streets of Coraki and their bacon is saved by the police and the owner who encouraged them to follow the feed bucket. Photo Michelle Bussell/Facebook.
PIGS litter the streets of Coraki and their bacon is saved by the police and the owner who encouraged them to follow the feed bucket. Photo Michelle Bussell/Facebook.

Coraki streets became a piggy playground last week

A LATE night escape from their confines saw a litter of pigs run riot through the streets of Coraki.

Far from being a catastrophe many of the residents, who came to help, saw it as a 'get-to-know-your-neighbour' experience.

"(It was a) bonding session for us, our neighbours, and the police," resident Kath Boyd posted on Facebook.

"Also, the sight of the owner of said pigs, hanging a feed bucket out the side of his 4x4, and the pigs following him back over the bridge was a sight worthy of Australia's Funniest Home Videos."

When The Northern Star heard the story it quickly reminded us of another pig breakout that happened in Lismore back in 2009.

Sn Const Peter Richardson and Const Amanda Vidler battle the elements and a pig that was grazing on a roundabout in Lismore on Australia Day. Jacklyn Wagner
Sn Const Peter Richardson and Const Amanda Vidler battle the elements and a pig that was grazing on a roundabout in Lismore on Australia Day. Jacklyn Wagner jacklyn Wagner

Sr Cons Peter Richardson and Cons Amanda Vidler had the unenviable task of lasso-ing and dragging a large sow off a roundabout to the side of the road, all in the pouring rain on Australia Day.

Our head photographer at the time, Jacklyn Wagner, caught the action in her photo.



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