Piglet Saved From Busy Motorway

8 December 2016, 15:29 | Updated: 8 December 2016, 15:32

A piglet has been rescued after it was found running wild on a busy motorway.

The Scottish SPCA was alerted after a lorry driver spotted the commercial landrace piglet on the A90 towards the Forth Road Bridge.

The animal welfare charity is now seeking the owner of the animal or, potentially, a new home.

Chief inspector John Chisholm said: "The poor girl was found running about the road and was clearly frightened, she wouldn't keep still so it was very difficult to catch her.

"Thanks to the quick and decisive actions of the HGV driver the piglet was kept out of harm's way until I arrived.

"Had she escaped from a transporter then she should have been marked or tagged, but she had no ID of any kind.

"Luckily she didn't have any injuries and is now safely at our Inverness centre and we're looking to give her a new home where she can spend the rest of her days.''

Anyone who recognises the piglet - which was rescued on December 1 - is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA's Inverness centre on 03000 999 999.