WATCH: Wild boar trot out into new home

By Thomas Parkes | Burntwood | News | Published:

These wild boar have been causing a stir roaming the fields, gardens and roads around Staffordshire.

The wild boar have found a temporary new home

But now they are safe in their new temporary home after making their own way onto a farm.

The wild boar made their way into Bleakhouse Farm, Ironstone Road, on Easter Sunday.

WATCH: Wild boar find new home

Wild boar trot into new farm home after roaming streets
The wild boar and her litter

And the inquisitive group immediately started raiding the stock cupboards on the site.

A pen has been built to house them while farm staff ready a Facebook campaign to pay towards their keep.

The wild boar litter have been taken off the streets


Sally Bradshaw, who runs the farm, said: "Nobody wants to know and we've got them now.

"The boar have made themselves up here – there's seven piglets and one has been run over it seems."

The wild boar has earlier been spotted in a back garden in Staffordshire. Picture: @Trixie4795

Sally said she believes the animals had been dumped.


She said: "We're going to put details on Facebook to help keep them by spending £2 for pig food.

The wild boar safely in the enclosure
The wild boar and its litter

"Everyone is passing the buck – they say they belong to us now because they're on the land.

"The mother is very friendly. She's been having a tickle and the piglets, they're around eight to 10 weeks old."

It is believed the male boar is still roaming the area and search is ongoing.y.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

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