Pregnant pig ,Matilda, leave farm to give birth to 10 piglets in woodland

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A dog walker was surprised and confused when she came across the pigs in some woods/Brinsley Animal Rescue

A dog walker was surprised to see little pigs in the woods on Monday. It is reported that their mom has escaped the farm to give birth in woodland near Ollerton in Nottinghamshire. Pregnant pig

According to BBC, Anna Aston, the dog walker who found Matilda, said she was confused when she first came across the pigs in the woods on Monday. 

“I knew they weren’t wild boar; they just looked like ordinary pigs,” she said.

“I was thinking, ‘This isn’t right’. You just don’t get them in a wood.” 

She contacted Brinsley Animal Rescue, which offered to help and has found a prospective home for the pigs at a Midlands animal sanctuary.

Brinsley Animal Rescue said it hoped to rehome the piglets and their mother, whom they have named Matilda.

They are appealing for the farmer to get in touch.  Pregnant pig

“Wherever she has come from, she deserves a safe and happy life with her little family,” said Mrs Aston.

“I think she has earned her freedom now.”

Jon Beresford, who runs the charity, said he would need permission from the farmer to remove the pig or it could be regarded as theft.

He believes she has 10 piglets and has dubbed the family the “Ollerton 11” after the Tamworth Two – a pair of pigs that escaped while being unloaded from a lorry at an abattoir. Pregnant pig 

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Source: BBC

Image source: Brinsley Animal Rescue-BBC