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    Default Pig brings traffic on carriageway to standstill so she can feed her piglets

    There was no time for social niceties, table manners or even a please and thank you.



    When little pigs insist on stopping for lunch, there's nothing much a mother on the move can do.

    This sow and her litter had been roaming the New Forest in Hampshire when the youngsters decided it was time to tuck in. Scroll down for more...
    The sow stopped in the centre of the busy country road, near Bramshaw in Hampshire's New Forest, while all nine of her offspring began to suckle





    Rather than battle the might of a half dozen little squealers, she pulled up in the middle of the road and let them have lunch.

    Motorists were forced to wait, with tailbacks stretching along the road.

    Roaming pigs are a common sight this time of year as the pannage season gets under way, an ancient custom which allows pig farmers to turn their animals on to Crown land for up to 60 days of grazing.

    "The sow was feeding her piglets in the middle of the road and there was no way of moving her," said Bernie Bedford, a local doctor who took the picture.
    Dr Bedford, of Hythe, near Southampton, said: "I was driving along the B3079 Bramshaw to Landford road when I turned a bend and suddenly saw this amazing sight.
    "Local radio even broadcast a warning that the pigs were a traffic hazard on that road.
    "Cars had to carefully crawl around her but it wasn't easy."

    Road hog: Pig brings traffic on carriageway to standstill so she can feed her piglets | the Daily Mail

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    Aaaaw. I just overdosed on cuteness.

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    Oh, for the love!! That is some cuteness overload, you're right about about that!!

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    Adorable! How long did they actually hoeld up traffic, I wonder?!
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    Oh Bless! Cute.
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    Pigs are so intelligent and so cool. I stopped eating pork years ago because of it. I had a pet wild pig as a child and it was the best pet. I still remember the day a man came and her in a burlap sack and took her away to his pig farm. I hate to think of what happened, but at least it wasn't one of those horrible factory farms.

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    Damn, I had some bacon today and it was good. But that's a cute pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze View Post
    Pigs are so intelligent and so cool. I stopped eating pork years ago because of it. I had a pet wild pig as a child and it was the best pet. I still remember the day a man came and her in a burlap sack and took her away to his pig farm. I hate to think of what happened, but at least it wasn't one of those horrible factory farms.
    thats the same reason i dont eat lamb. i met a lamb at a party once and it was our dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdebagain View Post
    thats the same reason i dont eat lamb. i met a lamb at a party once and it was our dinner.
    I eat lamb, but only once a year, and feel terrible about it. And I refuse to eat rabbit.

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    I would have been so happy to have been waiting! Just to witness such a sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdebagain View Post
    thats the same reason i dont eat lamb. i met a lamb at a party once and it was our dinner.
    What kind of a bizarre party was that

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    ^^ the meet your meat party?
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    ^

    Sad though

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    Aww that is just adorable! Thanks for sharing it.

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    Aww what a cute story!! That was like one day my mum, sister and I had been shopping in a nearby town, and we were heading home. Just as we were driving through the middle of town I had to pull an emergency stop because a duck and loads of ducklings were waddling across the road out to the bay! You could see everyone all round going aaaaawwwwwww it was the cutest thing ever, the mummy duck ushered her babies across the road and they all started walking away down the pavement to the water!
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