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2,200 Baby Pigs Escape as Truck Flips on Highway

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    About 2,200 pigs escaped when a truck flipped on an Ohio highway. (Published Tuesday, June 9, 2015)

    This little piggy went whee, whee, whee, as it fled a flipped truck along with thousands of its brethren.

    A whopping 2,200 baby pigs ran amok onto an Ohio highway when a tractor-trailer carrying them flipped over Monday evening, NBC affiliate WDTN reported.

    The big rig flipped around on U.S. Route 35 in Xenia around 7 p.m., sending the piglets squealing across the highway southeast of Dayton, officials said.

    Multiple fire departments, paramedics, police officers and nearby citizens attempted to wrangle the baby pigs and take them to the county fairgrounds, where volunteers and fire crews helped cool off hundreds of pigs.

    The company shipping the pigs was sending another rig to pick the piglets up, WDTN reported.