Pig Wrangling Skills come in Handy on I-25

Commuters all around northern Colorado probably heard on their local radio stations about a wandering pig causing major traffic backups along I-25 in the vicinity of Loveland and Ft. Collins during the morning rush hour on August 20.

The mayhem brought out the Colorado State Patrol and animal control officials from both Weld and Larimer Counties.  In the end, after the porker, whose weight estimates ranged from "more than 100 pounds" to "325 pounds," found a shady spot under a semi parked along the freeway, four individuals including CDOT employees Bill Carmin and Sacarias Medina, both TMs-I with Patrol 9 at Frederick, successfully secured him, loaded him into a waiting van, and whisked him off to his owner.

Fortunately, neither the pig nor any motorists affected were injured.

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