Police were called in to help a family in Darwin after three of their pet pigs went on the run.
After several days running around the city, disrupting traffic and causing chaos, police said they had no other choice but to put the pigs down.
One of the pigs eventually made its way home.
"Pigs pose a serious danger and Bagot Road has a high volume of traffic and these pigs certainly pose a danger to motorists on the road," Greg Pusterla, a northern territory police officer, said.
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