This tiny piglet, being held by helper Jessica Rose, measuring just six inches long, is one of five making themselves at home at an Esholt farm.

The five micro pigs were born on Tuesday and first-time mum Princess is doing a cracking job of looking after them.

James Wainhouse, who runs St Leonard’s Farm Park, Station Road, said staff were keeping a close eye on the newborns.

“They’re really, really small and cute,” he said.

Mr Wainhouse said the piglets were very quiet and as pigs have such poor eyesight there was a danger their mother could accidentally step on them if she couldn’t hear them squeal.

“But mum’s very friendly and she’s a perfect mum for them,” he added. “She’s doing absolutley fine, she’s waggling her tail and she’s as happy as anything.”