ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - A big pig that escaped from an Aberdeen hog-buying facility was captured after police and volunteers corralled the porky critter at an ice rink.

The Aberdeen American News reports the 400-pound sow was seen wandering along a city street Tuesday night. Police and others herded the hog to a skating rink near an elementary school.

The newspaper described the incident as a version of "Swine Lake."

Hub City Livestock owner Rick Hellwig says his brothers, Ron and Steve, helped police capture the pig. He says the sow didn't put up a fight and seemed happy to hop in a trailer.

Hellwig says the sow likely got loose from a trailer while waiting to be sold at the hog-buying facility. He says the sow was returned to its owner.

Information from: Aberdeen American News, http://www.aberdeennews.com

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