Pet pig escapes and attacks woman leaving her hospitalised

Telegraph Reporters
Marie Yates in the Walsall Manor Hospital recovering after the pig attack. - Caters News Agency

A pet pig, weighing 30-stone, attacked a woman in her home after escaping from its pen.

Marie Yates, 61, feared she was going to die after she was gored by the pig in her back garden.

She initially tried to shoo the beast away with a broom after it smashed through her fence with an "almighty crash" and began to destroy her front lawn and eat her pot plants. 

The pig, known as Hammy,  snapped the broom like a match stick and charged at Marie causing her serious injuries to her left shin and right thigh with its tusks. 

The former bank manager, who spent four days in hospital after Wednesday morning's attack, only managed to escape by crawling around the side of her car so the pig could not reach her.

The 61-year-old suffered injuries to her leg after the animal escaped from its pen on the same street. Credit: Caters News Agency

Speaking from her bed at Warsall Manor Hospital on Friday, Marie said: "I was reading in bed and I heard this almighty crash and I looked out of my bedroom window and I was absolutely petrified. 

"It had smashed through my fence into the garden and overturned my little tool shed and eating my plants and causing a lot of damage. 

"I tried to shoo it out with a broom but it snapped it like a match stick and went for me. 

"I really thought it would kill me, it is an enormous animal, my garden is now like an abattoir, there was so much blood all down the back yard. 

"It bit at my legs and was absolutely raging.

"The paramedic said he had never seen anything like it, my left shin had flaps of flesh hanging off it and I have tusk marks across my left knee and there is a large gash down the back of my right leg." 

Since the attack Marie has had two operations and hopes to be discharged when doctors are satisfied she has not suffered any infection from the animal. 

Marie, who cares for her 90-year-old mother in Daraston, West Midlands, added: "The pig must weigh about 30 stone and it stinks. 

"There are flies and rats everywhere, I cannot even hang my washing on the line because it stinks of pig dung."

Hammy, who is around three years old, is believed to be a pet of her next door neighbour but has been returned to its owner despite the savage attack. 

West Midlands Police said the animal was returned to its home and there was nothing they could do at this stage. 

A force spokesperson said: "There is legislation covering dog attacks, but nothing for pigs." 

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