A beer-swilling feral pig that made headlines for stealing
six packs from tourists in Western Australia has met a tragic
Transport site Main Roads confirmed the wild pig had been
found dead after being hit by a truck near Port Hedland.
The pig, dubbed "Swino" by locals, had been hunted for weeks
after raiding campsites at the De Grey River rest area in the
South Hedland region last month.
"We had hoped he could become our mascot, so it is a sad end
for him," Fionna Findley of Main Roads said.
"It is a very common occurrence for feral animals to get hit
and killed by vehicles, but we are all a bit upset."
The pig was said to have drunk as many as 18 cans of beer in
one session, before sticking his snout in bin bags to find
late-night snacks left by tourists.
Witnesses even reported seeing the porcine predator picking a
fight with a cow.
Officers had been trying to locate the animal, who had kept
his snout clean since his booze-up a month ago.