Motorists on the Hanshin expressway in Osaka's Nishi Ward got a surprise on Thursday when two pigs fell from the back of a truck that was transporting them from Mie Prefecture to Kagawa Prefecture.
Police received a call from drivers at about 10 a.m., reporting that two pigs had fallen from the back of a truck. About 30 minutes later, police received more calls from residents saying that the pigs were running along the Kobe Harbor Highway.
The driver of the 10-ton truck told Hyogo police that the back of the truck might not have been securely fastened and that he didn't realize the pigs had fallen out until the driver of car behind him alerted him.
The incident caused a traffic jam for 12 kilometers.© Japan Today