Pigs still running wild in Orange despite passed deadline

ORANGE, Vt. (WCAX) Pigs are still running wild in Orange despite Tuesday's state deadline for their owner to round them up.

The pigs escaped from Sugar Mountain Farm about a month ago.

State and federal authorities went to Orange Wednesday and say the pigs are still running on the road and on neighbors' properties.

The state says the pigs' owner, Walter Jeffries, agreed on Wednesday to let the USDA put game cameras and other monitoring devices on his property to determine where the pigs are. Officials are worried Jeffries' pigs could go feral if they're not caught soon.

Jeffries claims someone sabotaged his fencing allowing his pigs to escape. The Vermont State Police are investigating.