There are some things you just can’t make up.
Two children were taking a trail in a wooded area in Oakland, Maine, when a pig confronted them. According to Capt. Rick Stubbert, of the Oakland Police Department, the kids said the pig was “screaming at them and chasing them.”
The children were frightened so badly they flagged down a nearby police officer to report the incident, according to local news reports.
Police were able to confirm porcine footprints, but the actual animal remains at large.
The local animal control officer is on the lookout for the pig, and unless it starts to charge other hikers, it likely won’t be a high priority for the police department.
“I wouldn’t say we’re actively looking for the pig, from the Police Department’s standpoint,” said Stubbert.