10/06/2015 03:45 EDT | Updated 10/06/2015 06:59 EDT

Sask. RCMP Round Up Piglets After Truck Nearly Hits Moose

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WOLSELEY, Sask. — Police had their hands full trying to corral a truckload of piglets after a semi hit the ditch to avoid hitting a moose in southeastern Saskatchewan.

RCMP say it happened Monday night about 100 kilometres east of Regina near Wolseley, on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Police say a semi-tractor unit livestock trailer carrying a full load of 400 two-week old pigs swerved to avoid a moose, lost control and rolled onto its side in the ditch.

The impact caused the trailer to break open, allowing the piglets to escape onto the highway.

It took local farmers, two RCMP officers and members of a local fire department several hours to round up the animals.

A police spokesman says the semi driver had minor injuries and some piglets died in the crash, but he couldn't give any numbers.

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