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Alas poor Porrick in Kent ham-let
A lonely pig abandoned in a Kent field for months has been enjoying some regular home comforts after local residents took pity on her.
Villagers in Shorncliffe, near Folkestone, built a makeshift shelter for the female swine, who they have named Porrick, and donate food.
“She’s a real local attraction,” said Trevor Boxell, whose son owns the land on which Porrick grazes.
The pig had been left alone for four months after the previous owners moved, taking her herd with them, website orangenews.com reports. Trevor said Porrick was now enjoying a healthy diet of potatoes, sprouts, swede and vegetable peelings from locals and appears very much at home.
“I’ve left the gate open for her several times but she never wants to leave. I would like to find her somewhere permanent to stay but she seems quite happy, wagging her tail in the field.”
Scales of justice
Mystery surrounds a snake that slithered into a lawyer’s office in Dunbartonshire.
The SSPCA was called to rescue the corn snake – now named Tango – from Clyde Defence Lawyer, in Clydebank, and it is now being cared for at the charity’s Glasgow Animal Rescue & Rehoming Centre.
“The person who first spotted Tango didn’t think he was real as he wasn’t moving,” said animal rescue officer Emma Campbell. “She thought someone in the office was playing a prank on her but after a colleague gave him a gentle prod it was clear he wasn’t a toy and that they needed to contact us for help.
I bet he drinks Carling Black Label
A junior doctor, who was attacked by a shark in New Zealand, sewed up his wounds with a first aid kit before going to the pub for a beer.
James Grant, 24, had just entered the water at Garden Bay in Invercargill, when the shark clasped its jaws around his leg, according ot a report in the Southland Times.
The fisherman grabbed his diving knife and tried to fight off what he believes was a broadnosed seven-gill shark.
“I sort of just fought the shark off. The shark got a few stabs. The knife wasn’t long enough though,” James told the newspaper.
Following the incident, the young doctor was joined by his shocked friends who thought he was just messing around. When they realised the severity of what had happened they took him to the pub for a beer before going on to hospital to have his wounds checked.
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