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Hairy Mangolista's get to work...<br />
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The RSPB has called in a crack-ling team of rare breed pigs to return woodland in Dorset to native heath - And the bonus is you can much on the unfortunate animals after they're work is done.<br />
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RSPB project leader Mark Singleton has brought in an army of rugged Mangalitsa pigs to completely root through a pine forest scrub in south Dorset, and return it to the native heathland made famous by Thomas Hardy.<br />
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Local butcher Jamie Warren owns the hardy Mangolista's, and after they've munched through the bracken, roots and rhizomes he can sell the tasty meat once they're work is done.<br />
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The RSPB are trying to protect and enhance the precious heathland to protect the rare birdlife that inhabits the area.