A pig was on the loose on the North-Western Motorway near Auckland on Saturday afternoon.
Police were called to the scene and armed officers were looking for the pig. They were also working with animal control personnel in an attempt to capture the pig.
The pig was last seen running down the motorway on-ramp heading from Te Atatu Peninsula towards the city on State Highway 16.
Police have now left the location, the pig was not captured or put down.
It is not clear where the pig came from or how it ended up on the motorway.
The police spokeswoman said there were no details as to the breed of pig.
The pig’s escape from the police and animal control officers has sparked a wave of memes and jokes on social media. Some people have even suggested that the pig should be renamed “Porky the Motorway Pig”.