Road hoggers! Naughty pigs escape slaughter truck to run riot on motorway causing five-hour traffic jam

A group of pigs has been filmed running riot on a motorway causing a five-hour traffic jam.

The naughty pigs made their bid for freedom after a truck transporting them to a slaughterhouse collided with another vehicle parked on the side of the highway in Ikeda, western Japan.

While a number of the 37 animals on the truck remained where they were, 19 of the hogs made their escape.

Footage filmed from a passing car shows the pigs casually trotting up and down the hard shoulder while others laze and sniff about on the verge.

While 19 pigs escaped onto the road, some the pigs remained behind on the truck

While 19 pigs escaped onto the road, some the pigs remained behind on the truck
(Photo: REUTERS)

Police tried their best to block their route into oncoming cars

Police tried

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