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Drunk as a pig?


A young pig was hiding out in the ditch alongside the road for over a week, running in and out of the bordering woods. He was lost, scared and hungry.


A local family was very concerned he would be hit by a car, and decided to catch him and bring him to safety. How hard can it be to catch a pig?


Turns out it is VERY difficult to catch a pig! especially a frightened pig.

They tried it all - treats, goats milk, pig chow, baby talk and more. They were about to give up when they heard about getting him drunk! Well, if it would save his life, they had to try it - and it worked!


They were able to catch him and bring him home where they fed him and slowly gained his trust. The piglets name? Barley of course!


Farmer Terry and I retrieved Barley from this kind family in northwest Wisconsin and brought him to his forever home at Pleasant Pasture. He is eating well, misses the beer but is adjusting to his safe, comfortable, warm and loving new home.


Barley will need to see the farm vet, be neutered, tagged and vaccinated. Please consider donating to Barley's upcoming vet visit here - we really appreciate it, and so will Barley!

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