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No reasoning with pigs
No reasoning with pigs

Gulfport, Florida -- Robie Cruse-Curnow’s phone rang as she sipped her morning coffee.

“Help, help!” her neighbor said. “There’s a pig headed for your yard!”


Sure enough, when Ms. Cruse-Curnow went outside, she found a large black sow in her driveway. The sow had no apparent owner, so she, along with three of her neighbors near 52nd Street and 18th Avenue, corralled the pig. They called Pinellas County Animal Services, but Ms. Cruse-Curnow said Animal Services estimated they wouldn’t be able to send an officer for an hour, so foursome called the Gulfport Police Department.


The Gulfport Police arrived on the scene, assessed the swine situation, and contacted Animal Services. An officer arrived within the half hour; Gulfport Police Officer Pete Horning attempted to coax the pig, but, according to Lieutenant Mary Farrand, the officers later reported the sow responded to their efforts with “a lot of squealing.” 


Witnesses say the pig resisted Officer Horning’s gentle efforts.



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