February 3

Screaming male pig concerns neighbor in China

Police called to Hanson Road after pig in the throes of a romantic encounter with a group of sows leads neighbor to believe there’s an assault taking place.

By Craig Crosby ccrosby@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

CHINA — The screams of delight from a male pig placed with five receptive sows led to an erroneous report of an assault last week.

A Hanson Road woman called police Jan. 27 after hearing what she believed to be a fight coming from a home separated by woods just a short distance away. The caller feared she had overheard domestic violence at the home.

“The caller reported she heard screaming,” according to an activity log provided by Maine State Police.

Trooper Thomas Bureau, accompanied by three other troopers, went to the house. Bureau spoke to the neighbor, who raises pigs.

“The homeowner stated her male pig was screaming because he was in a pen with five other female pigs in heat,” according to the police report.

Police determined there was no assault and no disturbance, “other than the screaming male pig.”

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