Disgruntled Pig Attacks, Seriously Injures Man in Townsend

The 50-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries.

A pig attacked two people in Townsend, leaving one man with life-threatening injuries.

Emergency crews responded to Shay’s Flock of Fun Farm on Route 13 at 5:52 p.m on Tuesday, after a 38-year-old woman was attacked by the pig, reports the Nashoba Valley Voice. She was taken to a Leominster hospital and treated for cuts.

Emergency crews returned less than two hours later, when the pig attacked a 50-year-old man, seriously injuring him.

“The Townsend Police Department is investigating two very unfortunate farm incidents involving an animal attacking two people in the same day,” Townsend Police Chief Robert Eaton said in a press release.

Police say the man’s injuries were life-threatening. Crews called for a medical helicopter to transport him, but medical helicopters were grounded due to poor flying conditions Tuesday night. He was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester by ambulance.

The pig has been quarantined and will be evaluated by the Mass. Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian, Animal Rescue League, and Townsend Animal Control, the Voice reports.