Posted: Aug 9, 2013 4:54 PM by MTN News
Updated: Aug 9, 2013 5:35 PM
BUTTE - Four men were able to save a small pig before it fell into the Berkeley Pit on Friday.
Chris Fisk says he was driving near the Finlen Hotel when he spotted a black pig running down Arizona Street.
He realized it was a household pet when he saw three young boys were chasing after it, he said.
The pig, named Oggy, eventually found its way toward Montana Resources and crawled underneath the fence, Fisk said.
Fisk followed the pig under the fence and notified Montana Resources.
Jay Clark, Jim Holman, and Nate Gelling, who work for Butte-Silver Bow, were inside the Kelley Mine Yard when they noticed Oggy walking on the north rim of the Berkeley Pit, Holman said.
Fisk feared Oggy was about to fall 300 feet to his death, he said.
Clark eventually tackled the pig on the west side of the pit without harming him, according to Fisk.
Fisk noted, "This thing ran like lightning," Fisk said. "I guess that pig was showing me exactly who was fat and who wasn't, ya know. Put me in the dirt."
Oggy is now safe at home.