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Wild boar attacks and injures 4 people in Berlin
AP.org ^ | 10/30/12 | AP - Berlin

Posted on 10/30/2012 12:36:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin authorities say they shot and killed a 120 kilogram (265-pound) wild boar after it attacked and injured four people including a police officer in a residential neighborhood.

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Wild boars are relatively common in green Berlin, though rarely cause problems beyond digging up gardens.

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TOPICS: Germany
KEYWORDS: attacks; berlin; boar; injures
never ate wild boar before that I know of.. open pit BBQ compatible? if they been rutting local gardens, they should be nice and tender.
1 posted on 10/30/2012 12:36:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: onyx

another boar-ing tread on FR.. I like sweet bbg sauce myself.. :-)


2 posted on 10/30/2012 12:36:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOLOL.... except it was in a residential neighborhood!


3 posted on 10/30/2012 12:43:48 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

urban sprawl, I reckun.. we used to have raccoons and possums here, wild turkey and deer,, never seen a wild pig tho.. yet. :-} lock n load.


4 posted on 10/30/2012 12:46:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
I think my brother has hunted everything and he always said wild Boar were mean and nasty and would charge. He had a pig roast with one once and I didn't like it at all. To “gamey”. I guess I've been coddled to much all of my life! Wild Turkey was ok, Elk ok, Moose— no, black bear— no— frog legs— surprisingly yes, pheasant— yes, venison — yummy! — a squirrel once just to say I tried it— ok but I'll stick with chicken (very similar).
5 posted on 10/30/2012 12:50:01 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: NormsRevenge

In the mid-80’s I was stationed in West Berlin and my quarters was just on the edge of the Grunewald, Berlin’s largest forest/park. There were many times when I could see signs of boars rooting around the ground next to my apartment.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 12:52:38 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: NormsRevenge

Wild boar is tasty, but very lean. No fat like typical pork, so no bacon (bummer), but the back straps and tenderloin are delicious. Ribs can be braised and also taste great. Feral hogs are very plentiful in Florida and Texas and you can hunt them in each state for a nominal fee. It’s fun


7 posted on 10/30/2012 12:55:22 PM PDT by irish guard
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To: NormsRevenge; RedMDer; stephenjohnbanker

Urban sprawl, I reckon.

I have to ping RedMDer and SJB to this! LOL.


8 posted on 10/30/2012 12:56:38 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wild boar is tasty, but very lean. No fat like typical pork, so no bacon (bummer), but the back straps and tenderloin are delicious. Ribs can be braised and also taste great. Feral hogs are very plentiful in Florida and Texas and you can hunt them in each state for a nominal fee. It’s fun


9 posted on 10/30/2012 12:56:59 PM PDT by irish guard
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To: NormsRevenge

A few years ago we looked at a property just outside of Berlin. The fence in the back had a heavy wooden gate, almost like a fort. I asked if it opened to the woods and was told it had not been used in many years and on the other side were wild boars. The scene was creepy.


10 posted on 10/30/2012 12:57:39 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Winning is Everything.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wild pigs are overrunning Texas as well, and moving into Oklahoma.

There is pretty much a year around open season on them.

They are regarded as the most prolific large mammal on the planet. Females can have their first litter at 13 months, with 5 or 6 piglets, and their litters increase in number to full adulthood with as many as 14 piglets a litter.

Gestation is about 4 months, and other females share in nursing. After a brief pause, they can mate again. And soon you are up to your eyebrows in pigs.

In Germany, hunters and accidents are killing at least half a million wild boars a year, and it is not even slowing down their population explosion. In Texas I think they have stopped counting.

A 22-minute movie about hunting wild pigs by helicopter in Texas. Reminiscent of a Vietnam gunship.

http://hunting.outdoorzy.com/shooting-feral-hogs-from-a-helicopter-in-texas-video/


11 posted on 10/30/2012 1:00:00 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: NormsRevenge
"Wild boars are relatively common in green Berlin"

They need to be transplanted to Mecca, Medina and Qom immediately.

12 posted on 10/30/2012 1:00:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NormsRevenge

I didn’t know Hillary was over there... < rimshot >< /rimshot >


13 posted on 10/30/2012 1:02:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (You know, if Obama wins he's going to inherit a terrible situation.)
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To: NormsRevenge

14 posted on 10/30/2012 1:05:02 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obviously, the Germans aren’t being nice enough to the wild boars. I am sure they would respond favorably to a different approach, one that recognized and respected their diversity and their cultural contributions to society. All the zoological studies out there concur with and recommend this far more accommodative approach.


15 posted on 10/30/2012 1:05:30 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: BwanaNdege
to paraphrase Crocodile Dundee,

"THAT ain't a wild boar, THIS is a wild boar!"

or this


16 posted on 10/30/2012 1:09:31 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Paladin2; NormsRevenge; onyx
They need to be transplanted to Mecca, Medina and Qom immediately.

I thought pigs could fly when jumped out of the aircraft. That's my story :)

17 posted on 10/30/2012 1:10:07 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Luckily, I am now mostly surrounded by water. :)
18 posted on 10/30/2012 1:14:07 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Winning is Everything.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Berlin, NH? or Berlin, Germany?

vaudine

19 posted on 10/30/2012 1:22:02 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: RedMDer

They could be pallitized and dropped out the bottom of C-130s.


20 posted on 10/30/2012 1:23:18 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

More Texas Heli Hog carnage with music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6KLr9mqn1Q&feature=share&list=PL4AB49D6F00C9F495

Mooselimbs don’t do this


21 posted on 10/30/2012 1:30:18 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: MacMattico

It really depends on the pig. Your brother probably shot a big boar (male). They get pumped full of hormones that make them taste bad, and it collects in the fat. They get very tough and gamey when they get old. It also depends on what they have been eating. My experiece is having shot one 160 lb sow that had been feeding in barley fields. The meat was darker and leaner than store bought pork, but delicious and not at all gamey. Kind of like the difference between grass fed and grain fed beef.


22 posted on 10/30/2012 1:32:45 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: NormsRevenge

One of the top five meals I ever ate was one of wild boar with polenta and it was in northern Italy.

I still remember it.


23 posted on 10/30/2012 1:36:13 PM PDT by stanne
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To: onyx; NormsRevenge; RedMDer

What was Candy Crowley doing in Berlin ?


24 posted on 10/30/2012 1:46:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: stanne
One of the top five meals I ever ate was one of wild boar with polenta and it was in northern Italy.

My daughter and son-in-law vacationed in Corsica several years ago.

Their experience with wild boar was much like yours. On Corsica, the wild boar live on an upland plateau where their primary forage is wild rosemary. You can imagine the effect on the flavor of the meat.

25 posted on 10/30/2012 1:50:22 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just another “boar bites man” story.


26 posted on 10/30/2012 2:06:34 PM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Had it in Switzerland. A rather tough, but tasty red meat. Would be fine to BBQ after a long marinade.


27 posted on 10/30/2012 2:17:13 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: NormsRevenge

Shoot ‘em when they’re relaxed... I shot one in southern Ohio that was running like hell in June, and he was tough as shoe leather.


28 posted on 10/30/2012 2:38:29 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: stephenjohnbanker


29 posted on 10/30/2012 2:48:40 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Hey, this could be series!


30 posted on 10/30/2012 3:03:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: NormsRevenge

The REAL Wild Boar of Berlin was a fellow named Hajo Hermann. (Don’t have a picture on hand.)


31 posted on 10/30/2012 3:28:50 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: ops33
In the mid-80’s I was stationed in West Berlin and my quarters was just on the edge of the Grunewald, Berlin’s largest forest/park. There were many times when I could see signs of boars rooting around the ground next to my apartment.

Yup. Many times we would jog after work from Teufelsberg down through the Grunewald to either our housing in Zehlendorf or the barracks at Andrews Barracks.

32 posted on 10/30/2012 3:40:46 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: NormsRevenge
Around here in SE Texas, when they get that size it's better slow cooked closed pit at about 275.

This time of year, best to trim most if not all the fat or it taste like green acorns and green pecans.

Do some Cajun injection, and some garlic, green onion, and your favorite hot pepper inserted in the meat.

33 posted on 10/30/2012 4:18:36 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: stephenjohnbanker

LOL. I still laugh whenever I think about you writing “Candy Crowley”!

LOLOLOLOLOLOL.


34 posted on 10/30/2012 4:37:54 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: VeniVidiVici

We lived in the BB housing area just north of the theatre. Without a doubt, Berlin was my most unusual assignment in my career.


35 posted on 10/31/2012 6:30:24 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

Wasn’t that housing near the school?

BTW, the boar had the nickname “Grunie-pigs” :)


36 posted on 10/31/2012 8:09:27 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Yep, not far from the elementary school. Also, walking distance to the commissary and exchange.

What years were you in Berlin? I was there 84-88.


37 posted on 10/31/2012 8:40:37 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: onyx

A sense of humor is necessary in these trying times : )


38 posted on 10/31/2012 8:46:03 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: ops33
What years were you in Berlin? I was there 84-88.

I was there from 87-92. We lived on the other side of Truman Plaza along Argentinische Allee near the Oskar Helene Heim subway station in government housing for a few years and then moved into leased housing down off of Potsdamer Chausee. Awesome duty station!

39 posted on 10/31/2012 12:45:41 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Know the area well, used to be one of my routes for walking the dog. Together, we spent 8 years in Germany, half at Zweibrucken and half in Berlin. I will not say I loved all the time we were there but I can say we enjoyed almost of our time there. But then again, we didn’t have much choice about being there so we might as well enjoy out time. Both our our kids were born in Germany, daughter in Landstuhl and son in Berlin. Still have my wife and kids East Pass.


40 posted on 10/31/2012 1:29:57 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

Understood. At the time, Berlin was my dream station and the fact the Army actually sent me there was surprising :)

I actually was able to take all three modes of transportation into West Berlin: The Duty Train, driving the corridor and flying out on Pan Am. Never felt “trapped” and tried to use our time there to get out and see other places.

The first day we were able to travel outside of Berlin after reunification, I drove my 1985 Ford Tempo to Zossen-Wunsdorf. Just to check out the “sites” :) There was a fairly decent size flea market just outside of the Soviet base there. Parked my car and did some shopping at the flea market. Got back to my car and there was a small crowd of East Germans and a few Soviet soldiers standing around my Tempo, which was parked in a sea of Trabants. I keep telling myself they must have thought it was a sports car :-)


41 posted on 10/31/2012 4:17:53 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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