Artesia Police led on wild chase by three little pigs


ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – It wasn’t just criminal suspects Artesia Police were chasing this week.

Three wild javelinas led officers on a wild chase through a neighborhood near 11th and Grand on Monday. Officers say they were surprised to find the trio in town.

“Theories abounded but we were never able to pin down anything like that. We just had three pigs in the middle of town and dealt with it the best we could,” said an Artesia Police spokesman.

It wasn’t easy, but the three wild pigs were eventually captured after about 30 minutes.

Southeastern New Mexico has seen an influx of wild hogs over the last few years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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