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Clearwater police look for owner of lost pot-bellied pig with pink toenails

This pot-bellied pig with pink painted toenails was found wandering a Clearwater neighborhood Monday. [Photo courtesy of Clearwater Police Department]
This pot-bellied pig with pink painted toenails was found wandering a Clearwater neighborhood Monday. [Photo courtesy of Clearwater Police Department]
Published Nov. 30, 2015

CLEARWATER — The pot-bellied pig with toenails painted pink rooted around Angel Johnson's yard for at least 15 minutes Monday morning before authorities were able to coax her into a kennel — with the help of some tasty dog treats.

The pig was found wandering Lombardy Drive alone before 9 a.m.

Clearwater Police were trying to track down her owners Monday afternoon.

Johnson, 27, was home sick for the day when she saw people from the Clearwater Police Department and the Tampa Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in her front yard. It took her several glances before she caught sight of the elusive creature.

"I just see this pig waddling in the front yard and wagging her little tail," Johnson said. The pig — " a big girl" — Johnson said, explored her flower beds and searched for snacks in her son's stroller on the front porch.

There's a farm up the street, Johnson said, and sometimes the owners walk their horses through the neighborhood. But never the pigs.

"It was a great way to start the day for sure," Johnson said.

Clearwater police ask anyone with information about the pig to call SPCA Tampa Bay at (727) 586-3591.

Contact Katie Mettler at kmettler@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3446. Follow @kemettler.

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