By Kaylee Lindenmuth
UPDATE 1:23pm: The third pig has been caught and is now safe, according to Schuylkill County Animal Response Team(SCART).
The pig, along with two others, roamed the woodlands atop Locust Mountain yesterday, prompting the response of passersby, state troopers, and SCART around 8:00am. The two, both pregnant females, were caught, though the male continued to roam and elude capture.
An expert trapper was brought in this morning, and the pig was caught.
WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - Three pot-bellied pigs ran loose along the side of PA Route 924 near Brandonville, prompting passersby, state troopers and an animal response team's efforts to catch them Wednesday.
Passersby and the Pennsylvania State Police discovered the pigs this morning along the roadside, and members of the Schuylkill County Animal Response Team responded to attempt to catch the trio. Two of them -- both pregnant females -- were caught and taken to the Ruth Steinert SPCA in Pine Grove, according to SCART personnel at the scene.
A third -- a male -- continues to roam the woodlands by the road, and passersby are asked to let it alone
"Unusual activity or people chasing the animal will hamper efforts to safely capture him and get him back with his mates," SCART wrote in a Facebook post.
SCART personnel say an expert trapper will attempt to catch the third tomorrow. They suspect the three were abandoned in the area.
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