Augusta police are looking for the owner of this piglet that ran through traffic in the city over the weekend. Credit: Augusta Police Department

It was a classic case of a ham on the lam.

Police in Maine’s capital are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic on Saturday evening after presumably escaping. They received a report about the pig at about 6 p.m.

The Portland Press Herald reports Augusta police went door to door looking for the animal’s owner without any luck. They say the pig is being cared for by a person familiar with farm animals until the owner can be found.

The animal’s in good condition other than being tired out from running around.

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