Large pig spotted strolling around Kilkenny woods

Have you seen him?

Sam Matthews


Sam Matthews


On the loose

The animal was spotted and photographed earlier today

Walkers near Thomastown have reported sightings of a large black pig, thought to be a boar, wandering around the forest taking in the mild spring weather.

He was spotted along a walking trail adjacent to the River Nore in the 'Happy Valley' area, not far from the Butterfly Valley Glamping site.

The animal - described as heavyset, with two small tusks, and about 'hip height' - is ambling through the woods apparently quite content in his surroundings. He does not appear to be confined to any sort of enclosure.