Here’s not something you hear in the news every day – a gigantic feral pig has been reportedly roaming the streets of Penrith.
Sydney local Rob Creamer told the Daily Telegraph he managed to photograph the rogue animal as it wandered around Regentville and Jamisontown in the early hours of Sunday morning.
“This was no little porky pie,” he said, adding his photos did not properly show just how enormous the animal was.
A Local Land Services spokesperson has advised the general to not approach the animal.
“The best suggestion would be to keep away from it and give Local Land Services a call straight away (if spotted),” they said.
Penrith residents have been sent into quite a stir with scores of sightings discussed on Facebook.
“We weren’t seeing things!! This big pig was out doing the Bridge 2 Bridge walk yesterday morning. Scared the c**p out of me,” wrote Laura Watson on Facebook.
Roweena Steere Fornari added: “He was in Bunnings carpark Sunday morning.”
Fines for possessing feral pigs start at $2200, moving right up to $22,000 for transporting the animals.
Anyone who may see the wild pig about the Penrith area is urged to contact Local Land Services on 4724 2100.