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Free-ranging pigs still manage to evade capture in suburban Chicago – NBC Chicago

Four free-roaming pigs occupy space in a western suburb of Chicago.

The police fought with the pigs in the village of Wayne, as the animals managed to continually evade capture for almost two weeks.

“Free-roaming pigs are still enjoying their freedom in the same general vicinity in which they were first spotted,” Police Chief Timothy Roberts said in an email Friday. “They slightly expanded the area they were roaming, which makes the live trap that was set up a little less useful.”

Police said they called for help from the Chicagoland Pig Rescue to surround the animals.

The pigs were first spotted by the western section of Army Trail Road from around Robin Lane to Fox Glen Drive, police said.

In an Aug. 2 Facebook post, police said the “bandit team thwarted efforts” by officers to lock them up by rushing into the nearby woods.

Although police managed to share photos of the pigs, they were “disheartened” that they had not captured videos of the attempted raids.

But police were able to take photos of them rounding up a herd of free-roaming goats on August 4.

NBC Chicago

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