A dog walker was surprised and confused when she came across the pigs in the woods. According to a BBC report: "An animal charity is hoping to rescue a pig which escaped from a farm and gave birth to a litter of piglets in woodland. A dog walker was surprised to discover the pig feeding her piglets as she walked through woods near Ollerton in Nottinghamshire. 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."
Matilda is thought to have escaped from a farm while heavily pregnant. The BBC report goes on to say: "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. She contacted Brinsley Animal Rescue, which offered to help and has found a prospective home for the pigs at a Midlands animal sanctuary. 'Wherever she has come from, she deserves a safe and happy life with her little family. 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." Story via BBC.
Every mama deserves a happy and peaceful environment in which to raise her young! We are confident and hopeful that everything will work out and that Matilda will be able to live out the rest of her days peacefully in an animal sanctuary with her piglets by her side.