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Pig surfaces in pool week after Ark crash

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An 800-pound hog that survived on its own for a week after a truck flipped while on its way to a slaughterhouse has surfaced in a swimming pool at a home near the crash site.

LeAnn Baldy, whose house is only yards from Interstate 430, said Monday she noticed her pool was suddenly overflowing and then saw the immersed pig, which was having a drink in the pool.

About 90 hogs were in the trailer when it overturned where I-430 meets I-40, and about 60 survived. Officials said they thought the last of them had been caught.

Baldy says she found a farmer to take in the pig. A spokesman for Odom's Tennessee Pride says it can't use the hog in its sausage products because no one knows what the hog had been eating in its week on the lam.

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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