"As we were over an hour away, I rang a local vet to go check her out in case she had been hit by a car, but he reported back that she seemed uninjured," Lesley Tarleton of Freshfields Animal Rescue told The Dodo. "She had been there since morning and was not rescued until 6 p.m. that day, so she was very cold and hungry."
The poor pig was obviously lost, and had decided to take solace in the soft grass instead of trying to find her way. The rescue named her Mathilda, and went to collect her from a local market where authorities had transported her for safekeeping.
"Staff took a heavy duty dog ramp to help Mathilda climb into the rescue ambulance, and with the lure of a bowl of goodies, she walked in quite eagerly," Tarleton said.