When German farmer Heiko Cordt helped shoo a group of wild boars from a friend's garden (fun fact: a group of boars is called a sounder), one unfortunate piglet was left behind. Cordt decided to raise the youngster himself at his home in North Rhine-Westphalia, a state in western Germany.
Now the piglet, whom Cordt named Schnitzel, lives with a new sounder -- or, more precisely, a new pack. Schnitzel's adoptive family are dogs -- Cordt has five of them, from diminutive Jack Russell terriers to a stately Rhodesian ridgeback. For their part, the dogs seem to approve of Schnitzel (or at least they like the milk that Cordt keeps on hand to bottle-feed him).
We're not sure what's going on in Germany, but another wild boar piglet adopted by humans and befriended by a little dog made headlines there a few months ago. More photos of Schnitzel and friends after the jump!
-- Lindsay Barnett
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