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Pigs go hog wild on golf course, injure two and force club closure

Two enormous pigs not too long ago made their manner onto the course at Lightcliffe Golf Club in Yorkshire, disrupting play and even injuring some golfers who tried to shoo them away.

They first appeared on Sunday, remembers president Philip Marshall, though he tells CNN Sport the club “don’t know where they came from.”

“One of our golfers saw these pigs on the course and tried to shoo them off and he sustained a cut on his leg and had to go to A&E for a shot,” Marshall mentioned. “And they disappeared then, so we thought they’d gone.

“On Tuesday, they reappeared then, and they dug up the 18th inexperienced, the primary tee and then our head inexperienced’s director tried to shoo certainly one of them off and it turned on him and it reduce his leg. So he needed to go and have a tetanus jab however he is wonderful. And he truly had a hole-in-one this (Thursday) morning! So no ill-effects to him in any respect then.”

Although Marshall describes the injuries as minor cuts, both went to the emergency room as a precaution as they were injuries caused by a wild animal.

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‘Obviously dangerous’

Because members of the golf club were unable to corral the pigs themselves, it was a case of containing the damage and waiting for outside help.

Marshall says he called the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and the local police. The police said coming to collect the pigs wasn’t their jurisdiction and the RSPCA would come and help when they could but they “have been very overstretched.”

“What occurred was I used to be there for many of the day till nightfall, and we would managed to make them the far nook of the course,” Marshall explains.

“So we acquired them to the nook of the course and left them there. We could not strategy them, we closed the course as a result of they’re clearly harmful.

“They ended up on the Tuesday night on the side road outside the golf club. They were put in transporters and they were taken away. We don’t know where they’re from or what’s happened to them.”

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One of the pigs finds its way onto a road next to the golf club.

Lightcliffe has since reopened to the general public and is providing an added bonus to anybody who indicators as much as play.

“Anybody who books online and comes and plays, we’re offering a free bacon sandwich,” Marshall mentioned.

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