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Tuesday 30 June 2015

Beer stealing pig found dead

7th October, 2013 by Rupert Millar

A feral pig in Australia, which shot to internet fame for its beer-stealing, cow-fighting antics, has been killed in a traffic accident.

Swino

Swino the pig

The pig, apparently dubbed “Swino” by locals, featured in the drinks business last month when he guzzled three six packs of beer that campers had left outside their tents near Port Hedland and got into a fight with a cow.

Authorities were said to be looking for him as the beer-swilling episodes were increasing in number and were a potential danger to visitors.

However, Swino was found dead recently having very likely been hit by a truck.

Fiona Findley of the Main Roads department told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: “”We had hoped he could become our mascot, so it is a sad end for him. It is a very common occurrence for feral animals to get hit and killed by vehicles, but we are all a bit upset.

“These guys went out and they could see that apparently Swino had some really distinct markings on his ears.

“And just by the colouring of him they were able to match up the markings from what they found to some of the photos.”

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