Parody account chronicles Pittsburgh’s “Pig on the Parkway”

“Just hoofin' it down the highway."


Fernando Alfonso III


Published May 31, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 4:24 pm CDT

Twitter has really become a zoo.

First there was the parody account for the cobra that escaped from the Bronx Zoo. Then there was one created after a peacock escaped from the Central Park Zoo, and another for Kentucky Derby-winner I’ll Have Another.

Now a scarf-wearing pig that got loose on a parkway in Pittsburgh has become the latest animal parody account to make a mess online.

The baby pig mysteriously got free Wednesday morning on Parkway West and ran into the woods before the police could catch it, WTOV, an NBC affiliate, reported.

“I am so fancy with my Hermes. Hey, you in the SUV! Look at me!,” tweeted the parody account, @sharpdressedpig. “Just hoofin’ it down the highway. Like you wouldn’t want to get the hell out of Pittsburgh.”

The parody account has collected 270 followers and used the hashtag #pigontheparkway to keep momentum going. But with another parody account, @parkwaypig, making a ruckus, time will tell which will ultimately hog the road.

Photo via @DVErandy

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*First Published: May 31, 2012, 12:39 pm CDT