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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 25th March, 2016)

The piggery


The piggery
Haigh Woodland park.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
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Comment by: Johnny on 25th March 2016 at 00:20

My grandaughter whose a Peppa Pig fan would luv this pic!
What breed are they...and dare I say it...are they tasty?

Comment by: Ken R on 25th March 2016 at 04:28

Nice bunch of saddlebacks, bacon on the hoof. Some people don't like pigs, I think they are great.

Comment by: Gary Leece on 25th March 2016 at 08:54

Never realised there was a Newcastle United supporters club in Haigh!

This shot captures the reassuring nature of pigs.

Comment by: A.W. on 25th March 2016 at 08:54

I like this image, one of the most unusual and interesting for a while.

Comment by: David Wood.on Anglesey. on 25th March 2016 at 09:35

Saddle back,may be lucky and find a truffle.

Comment by: John Morris on 25th March 2016 at 09:46

Another good photo Ron. Johnny they are saddlebacks I believe, but don't let your granddaughter hear you asking if they are tasty!!! I should imagine they are, especially reared like this.

Comment by: mike on 25th March 2016 at 09:53

Ithink they are Saddlebacks.

Comment by: Vb on 25th March 2016 at 10:20

David Attenborough reckons these pigs are specially reared to forage for Truffles only found in the grounds of Haigh Hall. They are distant cousins of the Peppa Pig family!

Comment by: Johnny on 25th March 2016 at 10:41

Thanks folks for your informative comments!
Looks like bacon butties are off the menu for a while, John!

Comment by: Mick on 25th March 2016 at 10:42

The Pigs are doing a very good job clearing all the shrubs from Haigh plantations, so well done to Wigan council.

Comment by: Jo Anne on 25th March 2016 at 11:13

A great pic of the pigs, thanks Ron Dawber, I particularly like the bottom curly tail just caught in it :o)

http://www.conservationpigs.co.uk/wigan

Comment by: alan on 25th March 2016 at 17:40

Pigs, eh ! Here's me thinking it was a TRUMP Party convention in the USA.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 25th March 2016 at 19:18

You are completely wrong, Alan.

The photo was taken over here..therefore it is a cabinet meeting...!!!!!!

Comment by: Mustard on 25th March 2016 at 19:31

Are they foraging uphill or down though?

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