Shropshire Star

Porker in a predicament sparks emergency call to farm

Firefighters were called to help rescue a pig that had got its head trapped in a farm gate.

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A fire crew from Bishop's Castle was scrambled to Brook House Farm, at Shelve, near Minsterley, at 12.24pm on Friday.

A spokesperson for Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service said the porker got out of its predicament of its own accord.

"At 12:24pm on Friday, 17 November, 2023, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting an incident classified as Animal Rescue in Brook House Farm, Shelve, Minsterley .

"One fire appliance was mobilised from Bishop's Castle."

They said it was to a pig with its head trapped in a farm gate but it "self rescued" prior to the arrival of the fire crew.

The stop message was sent at 12.51pm.

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