Pot-bellied pigs spooked by fireworks run away, cool off in nearby kiddie pool

A pair of pot-bellied pigs were frightened by fireworks on Thursday and ran away from their Iowa home.
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A pair of pot-bellied pigs were frightened by fireworks on Thursday and ran away from their Iowa home.

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Fireworks on the Fourth of July are the bane of pet owners, who fret their animals might become frightened and bolt from their homes.

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That's what happened Thursday in Iowa, when two pot-bellied pigs ran away, KCCI reported.

Luna and Pumba took off from their home after hearing the fireworks, but were later found cooling off in a neighbor's pool, the television station reported.

ARL Animal Care and Control officials,writing on Facebook, said the neighbors "got a big surprise" when they saw the pigs lounging in their pool. ARL was able to bring the pigs back to their owners.

"Please keep your pets safe and secure as celebrations continue through the weekend," ARL officials wrote on Facebook.