Maine police find amorous pig after responding to reports of screaming, possible domestic assault
In this Aug. 1, 2012 photo, a pig makes its way through a barn at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Kyle Robertson)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:09AM EST
CHINA, Maine -- Police responding to reports of screaming coming from a home in Maine didn't find a victim of domestic violence as they feared. Instead, they found an amorous pig.
State police say a woman called last week after hearing what she believed to be a fight coming from a neighbour's home in the town of China. The caller said she heard screaming and thought there was a domestic assault.
The Morning Sentinel reports that four state troopers responded and talked to the neighbour.
The neighbour explained that she raises pigs and the screaming was coming from an overjoyed male pig that had been placed in a pen with five sows in heat.
Police say there was no assault and no disturbance "other than the screaming male pig."