The Pike Place Pig was reportedly distraught over today's news out of Orondo.
Look, I'm not going to sit here and laugh about the fact a 600 pound hog reportedly wandered into the road this morning near Orondo, Wash. (north of Wenatchee, in unincorporated Douglas County) and got hit by a Chrysler Sebring. It wouldn't be right. I mean, the hog is dead now. There's nothing funny about a dead, 600-pound hog in the middle of the road.
But that didn't stop the Wenatchee World from having some headline fun.
Though reports are limited at this point, KPQ-AM reports that Washington State Trooper Darren Wright says the accident happened around 7 am this morning on Highway 97, and no humans were injured in the collision. The same can't be said for pigs, as the 600-pound hog is dead as can be.
Adding a bit of color to the story, under the questionable headline "Hoggin' the Road," the Wenatchee World reports that traffic was blocked in the southbound lane of Highway 97 for almost an hour after the accident, and the massive pig was eventually moved to the side of the road. The paper reports that police are currently trying to locate the hog's owner.
In case you're wondering, the Chrysler Sebring was towed.
And, in case you've never heard of Orondo, Wash. (which I hadn't), Wikipedia tells us the town has a population of roughly 500 people and, "supports one gas station/store, a Subway restaurant, U.S. Post Office, latte stands and a multitude of fruit stands along U.S. Highway 2."
And now it has one less 600-pound hog.
RIP, 600 pound hog. At least when you become bacon you'll know your death inspired a ridiculous headline.