Pigs in the New Forest
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New Forest's pannage season may be extended again

Authorities in the New Forest may extend this year's pannage season for a second time, after a large number of animal deaths.

Pigs are historically sent out into the forest to eat and clear acorns, which are poisonous to ponies and cattle.

This year's acorn crop brought on by the wet spring and warm summer is unusually big.

The pannage season should last from 9 September to 7 November - it has already been extended once, until 15 December.

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