Road hog! Amazing moment tiny piglet safely runs across four lanes of 70mph traffic

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AMAZING footage shows road hog in the shape of a tiny piglet dicing with death on a dual carriageway.

The piglet sprints across the busy road, coming within feet of 70mph traffic, before reaching the safety of the other side.

The porker was one of 60 that escaped from a nearby farm on Friday, September 13, resulting in the closure of the A47 in Norfolk in both directions.

While 59 little piggies were quickly recovered, the one in the video was filmed still on the loose three hours later and is still thought to be on the run.

Builder Jack Brown was driving near Trowse in the south of the county when he spotted the piglet in his lane and swerved.

The 22-year-old from Watton, Norfolk, posted the video to social media with the caption: “I nearly hit a piglet.”

The piglet enters the lane from the central reservation, having already crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic.

It darts into view and manages to avoid two oncoming motorcycles.

Jack’s car can be seen approaching at 70mph whilst the animal is making a break for it. (C) Jack Brown

Jack’s car can be seen approaching at 70mph whilst the animal is making a break for it.

The animal skillfully dodges Jack’s car, running diagonally across the two lanes of traffic and out of the shot.

Another user commented on the clip writing: “Looks like you saved his bacon.”

Speaking today, Jack said: “When I saw the piglet I was very shocked as it’s not something you expect to see on the roads.

“I was doing 70mph and swerved slightly as a reaction which was scary. I have slowed the clip down because it all happened very quickly.

“There are two fields either side full of piglets. Earlier that day I believe 60 of them escaped and actually closed the A47 in both directions

“So I’m going to assume this little guy found another way through the fence.”

It darts into view and manages to avoid two oncoming motorcycles. (C) Jack Brown

Norfolk Police Tweeted on the day at 11:42 saying: “The A47 between Thickthorn and the A140 is currently closed in both directions following reports of up to 60 piglets in the road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes.”

They added: “The piglets which were running around the A47 between Thickthorn and the A140 have now been rounded up and the road has been reopened.”

 
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