TRENDING: Nebraska state trooper saves piglet from becoming bacon

LINCOLN, Neb. (CNN) -- Police in Nebraska put their best feet forward to save a pig from becoming bacon.

Courtesy: Nebraska State Patrol

The Nebraska State Patrol says Wilbur, as he's now known, was running free in the median of a highway near Lincoln earlier his month.

A trooper managed to scoop Wilbur up and put the piglet in his patrol car. Wilbur was taken to a local humane society, where he's in the process of getting ready for adoption.