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At this time of year, it is traditional in the New Forest for pigs to be let loose into the Forest for about two months. They eat up the fallen acorns, beechmast, chestnuts etc, which can be harmful to the ponies. They have two or three rings in their snouts to prevent them digging too deep and damaging the forest floor

Diane Putnam, buonacoppi, Nouchetdu38, Wiltrud Ludt and 37 other people have particularly liked this photo


43 comments - The latest ones
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Wonderful shot Judith, I bet the pigs love this time of year and take a bit of rounding up when it's time to leave.
HFF and a lovely weekend to you.
3 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Very interesting ! Thanks for showing and explaining ! Have a nice Friday, Judith ! HFF !
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
:)
3 months ago.
Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath
I love this, Judith. We have often seen sheep and cows on the road both here and in Norway, but never pigs, HFF and drive carefully. ;-)

P.S. We could do with the pigs here to scoop up the thousands of acorns on the pavements and roads in our village,
3 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Amazing animal picture.
HFF and a nice weekend Judith.
3 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Sooooooo cute !!!! HFF, Judith !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 months ago.
Ian 1949
Ian 1949
Keeping pigs happy and protecting the ponies sounds a good idea to me. HFF have a good week.
3 months ago.
fifi
fifi
Très drôle ! HFF !
3 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
HFF Judith and a good weekend.
3 months ago.
Tractacus
Tractacus
Pork scratchings? HFF!
3 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
What a fabulous sight!! We once kept a few pigs. Very intelligent animals :)
3 months ago.
Erika Akire
Erika Akire
...I've never seen such a nice pig scene...HFF Judith... --- Übersetzt von Google. --- ... Ich habe noch nie eine so schöne Stammszene gesehen ... HFF Judith ...
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Terrific capture!

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3 months ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
Great shot Judith and interesting notes. HFF and a great weekend.
3 months ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
A terrific image! Thanks for sharing:)
HFF and a good weekend to you.

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3 months ago.
micritter
micritter
A lovely shot.
3 months ago.
Juleann
Juleann
Funny! They must have a system for rounding them up again 'cause I'm not sure pigs are all that cooperative to herding.
3 months ago.
Judith Jannetta has replied to Juleann
I wondered that too, Juleann. But the New Forest has all kinds of livestock roaming about; we've seen ponies, cattle, donkeys, geese and pigs (also possibly ducks and sheep), so I guess they have perfected the art of rounding up stuff when they need to
3 months ago.
Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm
Interesting history and a fine shot ! HFF and a sunny weekend, Judith !
3 months ago.
Adele
Adele
Nice capture with interesting notes!
HFF Judith!
3 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Haha, it looks like these pigs are on the wrong side of the fence! But it sounds like they are performing a very useful sevice.
HFF and a great weekend to you, Judith!
3 months ago.
Karl Hartwig
Karl Hartwig
:)
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Terrific shot, although I did read recently about an attack by a 'gang' of pigs here on a walker!
3 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
I really like this one Judith.................such a delightful sight. I've heard of this tradition before, but I've never seen the pigs roaming around. Fascinating info about the rings......who would have guessed why?

HFF to you and have a piggin' good weekend.

PS: View large, on black - it looks marvellous..!!
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Yessssssssssss love them ! Congrats on Explore !
3 months ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
Really interesting Judith....pigs on the street ;)))
I hope they all come back...and not as ham!!! ;)
HFF and enjoy your weekend!
3 months ago.
Sarah Paris
Sarah Paris
Great shot and story! HFF
3 months ago.
Alan Foster
Alan Foster
Great vacuum cleaners Judith!! Never seen this before when we've visited. Alan:-)
3 months ago.
Photo G
Photo G
Freedom??
3 months ago.
Judith Jannetta has replied to Photo G
Comparative freedom anyway
3 months ago.
Fratton Parker
Fratton Parker
Mmmm Bacon ... HFF Judith ;)
3 months ago.
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj ) I LoVe it here !
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!…
What a treat to see & nice for the Pigs to have the freedom .......Great image Judith !!!
3 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
OMG, this is SO cute. Pigs! :)

HFF, Judith. Such a wonderful image. I bet they enjoyed their time out!
3 months ago.
Biobauer
Biobauer
Schmeckt auf jeden Fall lecker so ein Schinken. In Deutschland ist das leider verboten, Schweine in den Wald zu treiben.
3 months ago.
Judith Jannetta has replied to Biobauer
Das ist Schade....
3 months ago.
Little Nightwitch
Little Nightwitch
Das ist wirklich sehr interessant! Abwechslung in der Umgebung und im Futter :-)
Toll festgehalten!
Etwas verspätet aber dennoch herzlich: HFF!!!
3 months ago.
Leon_Vienna
Leon_Vienna
Wonderful capture Judith. Never saw or heard of them, I only knew the ponies. Untill now. It a good idea to leave them clear the area a bit.
3 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
A delightful image Judith and such an extraordinary sight. Happy Sunday to you
3 months ago.
Krisonteme¸.•*¨
Krisonteme¸.•*¨
Paisible :))
3 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
You have to drive carefully there;-) I'm sure being let loose is good for the pigs and the forest:-)
3 months ago.
Emma Gee (Imageering)
Emma Gee (Imageering…
Lovely shot Judith, very belated HFF. :)
3 months ago.
Jean
Jean
What a very sensible arrangement and a lovely sight. Much better than factory farming. An estate here used their pigs to root out rogue rhodedendrons very successfully.
3 months ago.
Judith Jannetta has replied to Jean
Lovely method of getting rid of rhododendrons.....a pleasure for all parties. Just needs a bit of creative thinking
3 months ago.