An escaped piglet has been found a new home after it was rescued from a Scottish Highlands road by police officers.

The animal was found near the A96 in the Lhanbryde area of Moray earlier in the week.

It is thought the piglet, now named Branston Piggle, may have fallen from a transporter as it was not tagged.

The animal was taken to Elgin police station and has now been found a new home.

Inspector Neil Campbell said: “Our officers often face a variety of incidents in the course of their duties and regularly deal with more than crime.

“We’re pleased to see a new home was found for the piglet, who now sports the rather catchy name Branston Piggle.

“We wish him a long and happy life in his new home, where he seems to already be quite the hit.”