And this little piggy went wee, wee, wee all around a neighborhood off Winchester Road.
Since Wednesday, Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control has received reports of a young pig in yards off Liberty Road, particularly around Benwood Drive, Strader Drive and Trinity Baptist Church.
Capt. Tim Mitchell of Animal Care and Control said the agency plans to put out a humane trap to catch the porker.
If the pig is captured, “then we’ll find it a home,” Mitchell said. Pigs are not allowed in non-agricultural areas of Fayette County.
Once caught, Animal Care and Control will keep the pig for three days. If it’s unclaimed after that, it will be turned over to the Lexington Humane Society, which will attempt to place it with someone in a rural area.
This isn’t the first report of a pig running in the city.
“We’ve been lucky in the past and have caught them pretty easily,” Mitchell said. “But if they get an in open area where there are no fences, they can move a lot faster than we can, and they can get under and around fences a lot faster than we can.”
Mitchell said he has heard reports that people might be feeding french fries to the pig, but he asks the public to refrain from doing that.
“If he’s got a food source, it’s going to be harder for us to catch him,” Mitchell said. “If he’s not searching for food, he’s not going to go into our trap.”