You read and saw right. The dog took me for a nice, long run in the Forêt de Soignes this morning and in the middle of the forest we came across one of these fellows. He was ambling along the path quite nonchalantly. The dog didn’t know what to make of him but the pig wasn’t in the slightest bit aggressive. I stopped and walked alongside him for a while. I know that people keep these animals as pets. What had happened? Had he escaped? Or had he been dumped by his owner? In any case, he looked sad, in a strangely Asiatic sort of way. Famously, there is a colony of wallabies on Exmoor – the result of an escape from a private zoo. Is there, I wonder, a colony of Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs in the Forêt de Soignes?