If you live and/or work in the Charlotte area, a traffic situation isn’t out of the norm. But I can honestly say that I’ve never encountered a “road hog” like this.
York County Sheriff’s Office deputies had quite an interesting evening on Thursday as a large pig blocked two lanes at Old York Road at Earnest Drive in York. According to WCNC, the pig known as “Papa Pig” was blocking traffic and once he moved to the side of the road, delays were due to folks slowing down to stare at the large animal.
Police stayed with “Papa” until his owner’s arrived. The owner’s loaded him up in a trailer to take him home but he was SO big, he broke the trailer! The York County Sheriff’s Department had to get a horse trailer to make sure “Papa Pig” got home safely.
I didn’t really get the onlooker delays when I read the story. I mean, it’s a pig. Then I saw pictures of “Papa” and it all made sense! He’s a big boy! Glad to know it all worked out and “Papa” got home safely. He may wanna lay off the stuffing and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving though!
You can see more pictures of “Papa” here.
TRAFFIC: Two lanes are closed at Old York Rd. at Earnest Dr. in York because… and we’re not kidding… a large pig blocking the road & causing onlooker delays. We’re there making sure it’s safe until we can find the owner or Animal Control can round him up. #YCSONews #Traffic pic.twitter.com/u07bGr1asi— York County Sheriff (@YCSO_SC) November 12, 2021