KFC used to capture pig on the loose
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KFC used to capture pig on the loose

KFC was used to corral a large boarish pig on the loose through the streets of a New Zealand town.

The estimated 150-kilogram hog hit the pavements of the Waikato town of Waihi late on Sunday night, sparking an emergency response.

Police with the large pig on Sunday night.

Police with the large pig on Sunday night.Credit:Stuff.co.nz

"We got into a pursuit with a pig," Waihi police Constable Harley North told Gold FM on Tuesday.

Constable North was unable to say how the swine got loose, believing it was likely someone's pet that had broken out.

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It ended up on the trot down one of town's main streets with police in hot pursuit.

As luck would have it, staff at a nearby KFC came to the rescue, along with St John Ambulance officers who happened to be nearby.

Using finger-licking good KFC chips and a few hot bread rolls the group managed to wrangle the beast.

We got into a pursuit with a pig.

Constable Harley North

"They fed it KFC chips and bread rolls to distract the pig and stop it running down Seddon St," Constable North said.

The pig was later corralled into a makeshift pen at the local Presbyterian church.

"The pig was left to contemplate his sinful behaviour," Constable North said.

On Tuesday morning the pig was spotted being escorted by a "tall dark stranger" down a Waihi street.

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