Residents constantly complained of nocturnal encounters with the pigs, but they were never to be found during the day.
Environmental police, convinced a herd of wild pigs had wandered into the area from the countryside, eventually setup a nocturnal operation which resulted in the capture of 11 Vietnamese potbellied pigs and a half-breed boar. To the bafflement of the police and the vets, they were all quite tame.
Turns out they were escaping from a chaps back garden at night! And would scuttle back at dawn to their home.
The herd consisted of 6 females of about 20kilos each, 5 piglets, and a half-wild boar / Vietnamese cross boar.
The owner of the pigs explained that he’d rescued them from local residents who could no longer take care of them, as he had a large garden, but had no idea of the chaos they were causing.
The animals will be returned once the owner fixes his fence.