Roaming Pig Captured in Santa Monica

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In a photo provided by the Santa Monica Police Department, an officer and park rangers are seen approaching a pig named Sophie moments before she was captured. (Credit: Santa Monica Police Department/via Facebook)

Authorities in Santa Monica have captued an escapee who has a reputation for squealing.

The city’s park rangers and downtown services officers responded Wednesday to a call regarding a loose pig after several residents in the area saw the animal “roaming” around the neighborhood, the Santa Monica Police Department said on Facebook.

“After a short foot pursuit the pig was taken into custody without incident and safely transported to the Santa Monica Animal Shelter,” the post said.

An accompanying photo showed four officials approaching the swine, later identified as Sophie, moments before she was apprehended.

She will be returning to her home in Los Angeles after her owner was located Thursday, according to police.

“In case you’re wondering, Sophie was visiting a friend’s house when she escaped,” the Facebook post said.