A Maine State Police trooper was able to keep a quartet of hogs off the Maine Turnpike on Thursday afternoon.

The hogs were reported alongside the Maine Turnpike, near the northbound lane, in Arundel, a state police dispatcher said. A trooper managed to keep the pigs away from the road until the owner could be located.

A maintenance crew spotted the hogs – a large gray pig and three smaller pigs – munching grass near mile 28.

The dispatcher said the owner was contacted after about 10 minutes and traffic was not affected.

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