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Stray pig loses its way, ends up in Somerton

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Yuma County Sheriff's Office
A stray pig was found in Somerton on Feb. 9, 2022.

A stray pig lost its way and ended up in Somerton.

No this isn't a child's bedtime story, it really happened. The Yuma County Sheriff's Office is looking for its owner.

A Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said they received a call of a loose pig in the agricultural fields in the area of Somerton Avenue and County 15th Street. Sheriff’s Deputies along with the assistance of ag workers in the area were able to secure the pig and transfer custody to the Sheriff’s Livestock Unit.

The pig has remained unclaimed. It is described as a black potbellied pig with white markings on the front feet and is currently under the supervision of the Livestock Unit. If the pig remains unclaimed by Feb. 23, it will be turned over to the Arizona Department of Agriculture.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding this pig to please contact Eric Driedger at the Yuma County Sheriff's Office at 928-783-4427. You can also visit the website at to submit an anonymous tip.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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