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Doritos & Cheetos Used to Lure Large Momma Pig out of Austin Backyard

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When a family of pigs escaped from a barn in the 3800 block of Brushy Creek in Austin, Cedar Park Police Officers had to employ some very different tactics to wrangle them up. After going on a small adventure approximately a mile away from home, the momma pig and her little family of piglets were found in the Ranch Trail neighborhood of the city, rooting around in the backyard mud.

Doritos & Cheetos Used to Lure Large Momma Pig out of Austin Backyard

Photo: Facebook/Doritos

According to a report by CBS Austin, these porky Texas Hill Country fugitives managed to find a place they could easily get into, but that police and animal control would have difficulty getting them all out of. The babies were wrangled without too much issue; however, the momma was so large that neither units had the proper tools to effectively move her. So, they went to the next best thing, and lured her out of the yard with food – Cheetos and Doritos, to be exact.

Doritos & Cheetos Used to Lure Large Momma Pig out of Austin Backyard

Photo: Facebook/Doritos

Following their little escapade and subsequent capture, the owner of the pigs was then able to simply walk the not-so-subtle sow the mile back to the barn from which she absconded, while the animal control team drove the babies home. Considering many farmers use corn meal as one of the main ingredients in a healthy pig’s diet, we’re guessing she sniffed out the goodness that the Doritos had to offer. Either that, or she’s a proactive pig, consider this popular snack food found in the U.S. market doesn’t use pork-derived rennet in their cheese-flavoring process. Maybe other farm animals would love them just as much for that same reason! Just a little piggy minutia for a not so minute pig.

Sources:

Wikipedia

Animal Smart

CBS Austin