Pig hitches a ride with Karoonda police

Catching a lift: Peppa the pig rides in the back seat of a police car. Photo: SA Police.

Catching a lift: Peppa the pig rides in the back seat of a police car. Photo: SA Police.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No – its Peppa Pig!

If you happened to be in Karoonda on Tuesday, November 7, you, like the local police officer, may have seen a lone pig travelling along the side of the road.

The Karoonda police officer stopped near the busy porcine, and was taken by surprise when the tame pig allowed him to scratch his ear.

Following a lead after a call to the Karoonda East Murray council, the officer discovered a local resident recently purchased a pet pig, so he loaded up the escapee and took her home.

Peppa (aptly named by the pig owner’s granddaughter) is only half grown at present, which may make getting her into the police car a little harder if she decides to escape again.