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Family of wild boar spotted wondering around the streets in Staffordshire

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A family of wild boar have been spotted wondering around the streets in Staffordshire.

The mother and seven piglets were spotted casually grazing and strolling down the side of the road in Burntwood on Tuesday evening.

A video of the animals was posted on social media to alert others of the sighting.

Unsurprisingly, plenty of people commented on the cute piglets.

One said: "Oh my god! They are the cutest things ever – I want one."

While another added: "You have to be kidding me, hogs in Burntwood. That thing is huge."

And a third wrote: "I've seen it all now. Whatever next, pigs will fly?"

However, residents have been urged to stay away from the boar as they can become aggressive when with their young.

Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council's cabinet member for communities, said the council does not know how they got there and warned residents to "err on the side of caution".

She said: "We have recently been made aware of the presence of one or two wild boar in the area, but do not know how they got there.

"We will be keeping an eye out for them but as boars may be aggressive if they are with their young, we would suggest if someone does see one they err on the side of caution and do not approach it."

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