photos: Burnham-On-Sea fire crews rescue 20-stone pig from ditch
huge 20-stone pig was rescued from a ditch by Burnham-On-Sea firefighters
after being chased by a boar trying to mount her, a local farmer
has said this week.
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here,
fire crews were called to the farm at Lympsham at 5.45pm on Wednesday
January 24th, after a kunekune pig called Penelope fell into a rhyne
and became stuck.
farm's owner said he thinks Penelope must have been chased by a
boar who was trying to mount her.
Bennett at Hope Farm in Lympsham told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
presume that a boar was chasing her or tried to mount her and that's
when she fell into the rhyne."
we went to feed the pigs, we noticed that one of them was missing
and then saw she was in the rhyne."
and Bridgwater firefighters were called in to safely pull the 20-stone
Aline said Penelope was unhurt by the ordeal and hads been moved
to a secure pen overnight.
perky malvern boar finds her irresistable - they had 16 sows last
fire appliances from Burnham-On-Sea and a special rescue team from
Bridgwater were sent to the incident.
20-stone pig, was retrieved by the special rescue team who used
level one water safety equipment, a triple extension ladder and
lighting," said a spokesman, who added that the pig was uninjured.
The rescue underway at Lympsham (photos Malcolm Bennett)