Arizona Wildlife Managers Use Tasty Tactics To Save Pig From Wildfire
By Ginny Reese
May 2, 2022
Wildlife managers were patrolling the perimeter of the Tunnel fire when firefighters told them that a dehydrated potbellied pig was wandering in the area.
Wildlife managers Kalyn Miller and Tim Holt used leftover has browns, a waffle, and a banana to coax the pig to come close enough to be caught.
The Arizona Game & Fish Department wrote on Facebook:
"Some further wrangling, kicking, and high-pitched squealing ensued before Kayln sacrificed the sleeve of his jacket as it was the perfect fit over the animal’s cone shaped face. Once subdued with the face mask, Ms. Piggy took a few more snaps at our officers and eventually calmed down enough to transport to the Northern Arizona Animal Search and Rescue who had already located the owners and a happy reunion was made. Sadly, this family lost their home to the fire, but we hope the return of their beloved pet brought some joy during this incredibly tough time!"