Potbellied Pigs in Clarksville Evade Capture

Clarksville, Tenn. (AP) -- Two little pigs had a Clarksville animal control officer feeling like the big bad wolf as he huffed and puffed to catch the wayward animals.

Animal control has had several complaints since October 12th when two domesticated potbellied pigs escaped their enclosure in Clarksville.

The 50-pound pair have been digging up yards along the US 41-A bypass and evaded animal control officers for weeks.

Tuesday Animal Control Director David Selby tried unsuccessfully to capture the on-the-lam pigs by tranquilizing them.

The tranquilizers seemed to have little effect because the pigs would dart off with a burst of energy when Selby crept close.

Selby said he will contact a veterinarian Wednesday about the correct dosage before starting his hunt again.

Owner Nina Collins has been aiding in the search for her lost 6-month-old pigs.

Collins said she feels like a rodeo clown trying to catch a greased pig.

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