Broome pig on the loose in this, the year of the pig

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Pig on the loose in Broome.
Camera IconPig on the loose in Broome. Credit: Shire of Broome

A Broome pig has been enjoying it’s year in the limelight, spotted wandering the streets freely yesterday afternoon.

The 200kg swine was spotted in the Broome Port area happily wandering around offices.

2019 is the Chinese year of the pig, a fact clearly not lost on this adventurous soul.

Shire of Broome rangers have asked anyone who may be missing a pet pig to get in touch to claim it, as they suspect it is not registered or microchipped.

WA’s North West has a colourful history with resident pigs.

VideoCrackles the pig enjoys going for walks around Dampier and loves the beach. She is becoming quite famous around town these days.

In Dampier, a pig named crackles shot to social media stardom in 2017 when the Pilbara News followed it for a walk.

Crackles loves going to the beach and eating weeds, saving the City of Karratha money on spraying in Dampier.

Of course there was the most famous pig of all too, Swino.

General - Inside Cover - pic of Swino taken by Verna Pilton
Camera IconGeneral - Inside Cover - pic of Swino taken by Verna Pilton Credit: supplied

This heroic pig met an untimely demise under a road train after stealing 18 beers from a campsite near Port Hedland, raiding dumpsters for food and fighting a cow.

Main Roads had proposed to erect a memorial in Swino’s honour in 2013, but that never eventuated.

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