Pigs wander along mountain road after truck overturns in the Philippines

These pigs had a taste of freedom after a truck carrying them to an abattoir overturned allowing them to break free and munch on the grass.

The porkers were loaded into the lorry while travelling along the highway in Sison town, Surigao del Norte, the Philippines on January 30.

After going around the corner on wet roads, the vehicle overturned - spilling the pigs out all over the road. They were filmed by passing motorists happily munching on the lush green grass.

Ruben Al Ecleo said: ''It could have been their lucky day. They didn't look like they were in a hurry to get back inside the truck.''

No one was hurt during the incident although it caused heavy traffic queues on the narrow mountain road.