Escaping pigs cause traffic jam in Siberian city

Eight pigs tipped their trailer over and fled when they all rushed over to the same side – after smelling blood from an abattoir that they had been driven to.

Two of the pigs are still on the run in Novokuznetsk, Russia, where they caused a huge traffic jam on the bridge they were travelling over.

“The pigs might have been under stress during the ride and started rocking the trailer,” said a spokesman for the traffic police department in the West Siberian city.

The driver of the trailer, traffic police and sympathisers joined in the search for the escapees, he added, while other motorists keen to cross the bridge faster helped haul the trailer away.