Piggies in the middle (of the road!)

Escaped pigs at Marsh Green service station make their way into the housing estate munching away at peoples' gardens as they go
Escaped pigs at Marsh Green service station make their way into the housing estate munching away at peoples' gardens as they go

DID these little piggies get lost on their way to market or maybe they are apeing film pig Babe?

Motorists were were left ‘disgruntled’ as traffic ground to a halt and passers-by squealed with amusement when five pot-bellied pigs went for a morning out around Marsh Green.

The animals, who are all beloved pets of a local homeowner, were spotted enjoying the local greenery and munching their way through discarded cardboard boxes early yesterday morning.

The pet pigs had escaped from their pen in the garden of their home and went for a trot around town.

They stopped off at the local BP Garage for a breather - dodging oncoming cars pulling in for a petrol fill-up.

According to neighbours, living next to a bunch of pigs causes no problems.

Locals say they are regularly spotted going out for a walk before making their way back home safely.

Pot bellied pigs are becoming a popular choice as pets. They can live up to 18 years and can weight up to 125 pounds.

They are very easy to train because they are such intelligent animals. However, they don’t like living alone, so always need a pal or two – and they do need a lot of exercise ... most of them don’t take themselves for a walk!