You could imagine it happening in Iowa, the largest pork-producing state in the nation, where pigs far outnumber people. But with a record turn-out for the caucuses last week, would anyone have noticed?
The voting turnout in New Hampshire also was record-setting. But it was in New Hampshire – not Iowa – that a pig showed up at the polls. The 600-lb. sow evidently escaped from a farm near Pelham, N.H. and wandered around in front of the local high school, which was the area polling location.
The Daily Times reported that Edward Bogush owns the farm from which the wayward sow escaped, though he’s not the owner. He thought she might have wandered off the night before and then headed down to the school.
According to the Pelham Police Department, the sow showed up around 9:08 a.m.
The Boston Globe reports that a construction worker at the school, Matthew Reiter, said police tried to corner the animal. They tried to get her away from the voting public and students at the school who were curious about the strange visitor, according to the article.
“There was a hub-bub outside, and when I looked, there was this huge pig walking around in the parking lot,” said Reiter, in the article. “It caused a bit of a stir.”
Is it possible Donald Trump was involved? Did he kidnap the pig to try his hand at pork production? After all, he did tell Iowans that he loved the state and was thinking about buying a farm there.
Only time will tell, but for this Iowan, I can only say, “NIMBY” to Donald Trump’s farm location – “Not in my backyard.”