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Pigs race around track for snacks at State Fair of WV

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FAIRLEA, W. Va (WVVA)-- Kevin Bacon, Lindsey Loham, Brad Pig, Justin Boarber, and Swifty were at the fairgrounds on Monday.

No, they're not people-- they were all a part of the fair's pig races.  

 

Each pig was given a celebrity-esque name as their racing title.

The pigs line up four at a time for a chance to win an Oreo, which is waiting at the end of the track.

The owner says pigs are so smart it is easy to train them at a young age.

 "They are all still babies," said Libero Kinnear, who runs the Swifty Swine Pig Race. "My first two sets are just regular market hogs. When they get to about four or five months we donate them to the 4H and FFA programs, depending on where we are."

And after the race, Swifty the pig shows off her talent by jumping into a pool of water and swimming to the end all for her own Oreo.

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