There’s no stopping him now! At just over five days old, little Leon Trotsky has more spunk than most who are ten times his size and he has already beaten the odds not once but twice. Being born a ‘farm’ pig, Leon was destined for the plate, but then an accident caused by his injured mum (which claimed the life of two of his siblings) saw Leon up against it again. With his right hind femur both broken and dislocated, plus an injured hock and ligament damage on the other side, things could not have looked much grimmer for the wee chap. But no one told the plucky little Leon that these obstacles of his world should hold him back. His life was precious, and thankfully this was recognised by a kind hearted soul who sought a better outcome for Leon.
But working with tiny bones and fragile piglets is never easy. Leon proved way too small for the tiniest of carts that would have otherwise taken the pressure off his compromised limbs. However, necessity is the Mother of invention and coupled with Leon’s determination, here’s the result….