An Austrian farmer was said to have recently solved the mystery of why his cows had no milk.
To his amazement the milk was being drunk by three local pigs.
Hans Gumpitsch said he had been unable to work out why his cattle were not producing as much during the summer months until passing tourists snapped a picture of the piglets suckling their udders.
The three pigs, which belong to the local mayor Gaimberg Bernhard Webhofer, had been spending the summer months outside in the small town of Nussdorf-Debant in southern Austria.
Mr Gumpitsch said the pigs were able to suckle the cows because they “drink from the udder with a lot of sensitivity”. Saying the pigs would have been kicked away by the cows if they had bitten or been too rough on the cows.
He said that after drinking their fill, the eight-month-old piglets like to lie down in the summer for a nap.
Since the milk rustling came to light, Mr Gumpitsch’s farm has become an unlikely tourist attraction with visitors and locals all flocking down to see the spectacle for themselves.