Earlier today, the M4 motorway was closed following an articulated lorry spilling its load of 100 live pigs.On the BBC website
they were asking if anyone had been there.
The Citygent left this comment:
"I was there earlier - Pork bellies are up on frozen OJ, so I loaded two of the pigs into my car and took them home. They made a heck of a racket when they woke up at junction 12.
Those vets might find they're a few more short as I saw a few other people with the same idea as me herding pigs into a winnebago with a welsh flag in the back window."
Jenni Sheppard (nice sirname to cover the story), a Broadcast Assistant has emailed me back with this request:
"Many thanks for your message about the runaway pigs on the M4. See below for your reference.
I was interested to read that you had captured some of the pigs and wondered whether this was indeed true? Could you fill us in on the full story?
If so, that is an extremely interesting line and I'm sure our news outlets would be interested to learn of you and others capturing the pigs.
Would you be able to provide us with a phone number on which to call you and discuss the situation?"
I've just replied with:
Thanks for getting back. As you can imagine, thieving a couple of live pigs from under a bridge on the M4 motorway isn't the sort of thing that I really want to have broadcast, especially if I'm just one of a number of people with the same idea. I can hardly speak for them, of course.
Your best bet is to keep your eye on the http://www.showhog.com/auction
page where pigs can be bid for online, no questions asked. It's better than having to auction them where people can check them as salvage. Those Welsh lads might not have sold theirs yet. None of my business what they do eh?
I've already sold mine for £65 each. Hardly worth the effort considering one of them shat in my car..."
I vonder vere this might lead?