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Cow, pig on the loose on local roads, unknown if rebelling against farmers

Posted at 10:35 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 16:43:50-05

It's almost like a page out of George Orwell's "Animal Farm" or "Babe: Pig in the City".

On Wednesday morning the California Highway Patrol's website that tracks area road conditions, including crashes and closures, had a rather intriguing jail break of sorts around Kern County.

At 9:08 a.m., the CHP reported a brown cow was outside a fence line in the area of Porterville Highway and Snow Queen Avenue. (It's not known if Elsa, the "Frozen" snow queen was involved in any way in this escape. Sven, on the other hand, is still being questioned.)

Minutes later, at 9:24 a.m., about 25 miles south of the cow's jail break, the farm escape continued as the CHP reported a pig running in the roadway in East Bakersfield in the area of Lincoln Street and Brown Street. According to the CHP's website, the reporting party, who was in a gray Toyota Avalon, began following the pig. The reporting party said the pig was headed toward Kern Medical. (Maybe the revolt was taking place at a hospital?)

The trail went cold (Insert Snow Queen Avenue joke here) around 9:26 a.m.

We'll continue to monitor the potential farm animal uprising and bring you any updates as soon as they come into the 23ABC newsroom.