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    Outrage in Germany

    The 50-year-old man was on a boar hunt with a dozen others near the north-eastern town of Greifswald on Sunday when he was attacked by the male boar.

    Witnesses reported that he fired off a shot and then moved into some reeds, where he apparently encountered the pig.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...t-attacked-him

    I for one am horrified.

    A law-abiding citizen, strolling in the countryside armed only with a rifle, has had his groin savagely ripped out by a wild skulking invisible beast which has now displayed its cowardly credentials by disappearing into the forest.

    Culling's too good for them.
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    Re: Outrage in Germany

    I saw something on this story but can't recall where at present.

    A point that was made was that boar have done well in Germany from climate change and their numbers are exploding. Apparently hunting isn't anywhere near controlling them and it's becoming a problem.
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    chuckle. Seems it was the guardian I saw it...

    I think I can see the value of an automatic weapon when hunting boar.
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    Re: Outrage in Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    The 50-year-old man was on a boar hunt with a dozen others near the north-eastern town of Greifswald on Sunday when he was attacked by the male boar.

    Witnesses reported that he fired off a shot and then moved into some reeds, where he apparently encountered the pig.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...t-attacked-him

    I for one am horrified.

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    Culling's too good for them.
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    Re: Outrage in Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    Apparently hunting isn't anywhere near controlling them and it's becoming a problem.
    I'm puzzled by the words "control" and "problem" here. You appear to be discussing domestic vermin rather than wildlife.
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    Re: Outrage in Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I for one am horrified.

    A law-abiding citizen, strolling in the countryside armed only with a rifle, has had his groin savagely ripped out by a wild skulking invisible beast which has now displayed its cowardly credentials by disappearing into the forest.

    Culling's too good for them.
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    Re: Outrage in Germany

    Well, if the report is correct then numbers are reaching levels that are beyond the ability of their traditional modern ranges to support. This pushes them into closer contact with humans which can cause damage to crops and increases the risk to people. Boar, I understand, are dangerous and if they are getting into towns in large numbers as the report says happened last year, that puts human lives at risk and yes, I do put a human life ahead of a boar's

    I'm not even sure what a boar's natural predators are. Wolf? Bear? Humans are these days, I suppose.

    I seem to remember somewhere that back in Mediaeval and Ancient times boar were regarded as the most dangerous beast to hunt, more dangerous than wolves or even bears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    Well, if the report is correct then numbers are reaching levels that are beyond the ability of their traditional modern ranges to support. This pushes them into closer contact with humans which can cause damage to crops and increases the risk to people. Boar, I understand, are dangerous and if they are getting into towns in large numbers as the report says happened last year, that puts human lives at risk and yes, I do put a human life ahead of a boar's

    I'm not even sure what a boar's natural predators are. Wolf? Bear? Humans are these days, I suppose.

    I seem to remember somewhere that back in Mediaeval and Ancient times boar were regarded as the most dangerous beast to hunt, more dangerous than wolves or even bears.
    Wild Pigs have few natural predators. They are mean and nasty critters, when bothered.
    They are very good eating, on the other hand.
    We used to hunt them in the back wood of Florida (Back when Florida actually had back woods.) A friend used a Black Powder musket for hunting them. He once had a misfire, the boar charged and took most of his calf before another shooter could dispatch the Boar.

    Wandering into a thicket when there is a Wild Boar around is really a dumb idea.
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    Re: Outrage in Germany

    Now thats interesting.... on the other side of the world and the same is happening here. My boy has only just told me that the boar are increasing in the mullandung. Which is a worry.
    Natural predators? Here its wild dogs and hunting dogs. And the good shotty of course. Well maybe a good penetrating bore.

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    I've seen programs on wild boar and they are vicious creatures. Numbers being out of balance could down right be scary.

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