Jul 1st 2009 By Jeremy Taylor
Last week, as reported on these very pages
, a truck carrying 90 pigs overturned on an Arkansas interstate, closing the road for most of the morning.
After the accident only 50 of the hogs were accounted for, and we've been breathlessly awaiting word on what kind of trouble the other 40 could get themselves into.
Well, it looks like at least one of the fugitive swine has been captured
. And it should come as no surprise to anyone who has endured an Arkansas summer that this "ham on the lam" was found in the swimming pool of a local couple.
The 800-lb. porker had been marked for the slaughterhouse before the accident, but because no one knows what kinds of terrible things he ate during his week on the run he will now live out the rest of his natural life on a farm -- no doubt reflecting on his glorious glimmer of freedom.