With the stress normally associated with the holidays and some of the very serious calls that comes into the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, sometimes it’s refreshing to get a call that will just make a person smile. So… this call was just one of those “feel good” calls as it turned out. On Thursday, November 30th. at approximately 9:30am a concerned citizen called the dispatcher and said that a very large “wild hog” was by the roadway of Hwy.321 near CR 685 in Liberty County and the caller was concerned that this wild hog might get into the roadway and cause a wreck. Lead patrol investigator Deputy Shandalynn Rhame along with Constables from Pct. 5 and the Sheriff’s livestock deputy, Sgt. James Hobson responded to the scene in an attempt to prevent what sounded like a possible critical situation.
What they found was anything but a “wild hog” and instead found a HUGE domestic former show pig that only wanted to “snuggle” with her new found human captors and was, at the present, secured in the front yard of the caller with a dog leash that any miniature Chihuahua with a bad attitude could have easily broken. However this gentle giant was content to stand around her new found friends and wait for the deputies to arrive and read her “rights” to her before loading her into Sgt. Hobson’s trailer for the trip to his lock up while an attempt was made to find her owner. Dep. Rhame said this was the biggest hog she had ever seen and it stood well above the height of her belt line and weighed several hundred pounds but even though “Miss Piggy” could have left the area any time she wanted, she found the company she was keeping was much to her liking.
The owner was found shortly and told the deputies that his prized pig had been a show pig and later passed down through his family and was kept in what was thought to be a secure pen. It seems that this little piggy decided she wanted to roam for a while and the owner said she completely destroyed her pen in order to get out and roam near highway 321 not far from her home. Everyone had to pet Miss Piggy and smile as the scene was cleared and the case was closed on this rare but “feel good” call.