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  • Wild Boars Shot Dead After Breaking Into Home, Leaping Onto Bed [Video]

    11/14/2020 6:39:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/06/20 | Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan
    Nobody wants to discover two wild animals barging into their home and jumping onto their bed. However, this is exactly what happened to a family in India. Two black wild boars broke into a home in a village in Kerala, a state in southern India, barged into the bedroom and began jumping on the bed. The incident, which happened last week, left residents terrified. The animals also reportedly destroyed the furniture in the room. The family immediately locked the bedroom, ran out of the home and managed to escape unhurt. A video of the break-in showed the two animals roaming...
  • Feral swine bomb could wreak havoc on large swaths of the US if wild boar population continues to explode

    09/25/2020 12:26:18 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies
    SS ^ | 9/23/20 | ss
    A population explosion among wild boars in the US has led experts to warn that a “feral swine bomb,” if left unchecked, could wreak havoc on large swaths of the country. Undark Magazine reported on the explosion of the pig population, which has caused an estimated $2.5bn worth of damages every year. Feral hogs trample and tear-up crops, attack livestock, and can destroy sensitive habitats. The pigs also act as disease carriers. They can host more than 30 viral and bacterial diseases as well as scores of parasites. here are approximately 9 million feral hogs in the US, and their...
  • Beware the boar: wild pigs patrol Israeli city under coronavirus closure

    05/16/2020 11:13:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dan Williams
    While coronavirus closures are coaxing wildlife into the abandoned streets of many a metropolis, in one Israeli city the four-legged interlopers are assertive and, well, quite boorish. Wild boars, some as bulky as Rottweilers and traveling in family packs, have been trotting through Haifa in increasing numbers. Their once-nocturnal visitations now take place throughout the day, as they root through refuse, spook domestic pets and even block roads. The visitation, since nationwide lockdowns came into effect this month, has revived debate among residents of the hilly port city as to policy regarding the pests.
  • Texas Hog Trapper Turning Feral into Feast During Pandemic

    04/28/2020 4:08:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | Apr. 23, 2020 | Bryan Boes
    Wyatt Walton is busy right now. The founder of Lone Star Trapping has set up shop in south central Texas, but makes his living capturing feral hogs across the state. Trappers have expanded company to help provide food Want to provide knowledge on consuming meat On top of the traps and late nights collecting the animals, Walton and his partners have branched out, launching Texas Specialty Meats--processing wild boars and shipping the meat all across the country. "You know, these feral hogs were brought to America for meat," said Walton. "Well, when the stock laws came, and you had to...
  • Beware the boar: wild pigs patrol Israeli city under coronavirus closure

    04/20/2020 2:58:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 17, 2020 | Dan Williams
    While coronavirus closures are coaxing wildlife into the abandoned streets of many a metropolis, in one Israeli city the four-legged interlopers are assertive and, well, quite boorish. Wild boars, some as bulky as Rottweilers and traveling in family packs, have been trotting through Haifa in increasing numbers. Their once-nocturnal visitations now take place throughout the day, as they root through refuse, spook domestic pets and even block roads. The visitation, since nationwide lockdowns came into effect this month, has revived debate among residents of the hilly port city as to policy regarding the pests.
  • Woman killed by pack of wild boars outside Texas home

    11/26/2019 11:06:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 153 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/26/2019
    Christine Rollins, 59, was attacked in Anahuac, east of Houston, outside a home where she worked as a caregiver to an elderly woman. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne told reporters on Monday: "In my 35 years I will tell you it's one of the worst things I've ever seen." "No doubt in my mind that it was multiple animals and we can tell that from the different sizes of the bites," said Sheriff Hawthorne, adding that the homeowner's dogs appear to have chased away the hogs before Rollins' body was discovered. The sheriff said neighbours had recently complained about rampant...
  • Wild boar subdued after charging patron at Morgan Co. gas station

    07/23/2018 8:30:04 PM PDT · by boycott · 56 replies
    AL.com ^ | 7-23-2018 | Anna Beahm
    A wild boar was ultimately subdued after it tried to attack a customer at a gas station in Priceville early Monday morning, Priceville police said. Decatur officers initially responded to a report of a wild boar charging a patron at the Chevron gas station on Point Mallard Parkway Southeast around 3 a.m., police said. The Chevron station is within the Decatur police jurisdiction. The animal then ran to the Mapco gas station and into Priceville police jurisdiction. Officers spent about 30 minutes chasing the animal through a field near the Comfort Inn, and across Highway 67, police said. Officers eventually...
  • Wild Boar Sneaks Into Mosque, Injures Man in Malaysia

    03/07/2018 12:16:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Wed, March 7, 2018 | Petaling Jaya
    The residents of Sungai Buloh, Selangor were greeted with an unwelcome guest when a wild boar sneaked into the neighborhood’s mosque on Tuesday night. A mosque-goer was injured by the wild boar amidst the ruckus at Masjid Jamek Sungai Plong. The mosque’s imam Ungku Ahmad Hazwan Ungku Kamarudin said that the incident happened as worshippers were performing additional prayers after Maghrib prayers. “Our mosque was visited by a male wild boar who had gotten lost in the mosque’s grounds. It subsequently started chasing mosque-goers and children in the grounds. It then went into the mosque and we could see that...
  • Wild Boar on Leash Surrendered to Animal Control in SF

    11/16/2017 10:44:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    San Francisco residents surrendered a wild boar to Animal Care and Control officials this week in what officials are describing as a definite first for the agency. The residents apparently found Spirit, a young wild boar, when he was a baby three months ago in an area near Mount Shasta. They brought him home to keep as a pet, but developed doubts about keeping him as he got bigger, according to Deb Campbell, a spokeswoman for Animal Care and Control. Campbell said Spirit walked into the animal shelter on a harness and leash. Animal Care and Control is now looking...
  • Hunter Bleeds to Death After Being Gored by Injured Wild Boar in Spain

    10/19/2015 2:33:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 19 Oct 2015
    A hunter has bled to death after being attacked by a wild boar he was about to shoot in northern Spain. Another man dies after horrific goring at fiesta (14 Aug 15) Two Spaniards die after being gored by bulls (25 Jun 15) The hunter, 59, who has not been named, died on Sunday morning after being found unconscious near the village of Laza, in the province of Ourense in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia. The attack happened after the hunter shot the boar, injuring the animal who was then surrounded by his hunting dogs. When he approached the...
  • Pentagon To Scrap Warplane The Islamic State Fears

    01/26/2015 10:13:33 AM PST · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 26, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense Spending: The venerable A-10 Warthog, designed to stop Soviet tanks, and the perfect weapon to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State, as President Obama promised, faces a budgetary chopping block. We have noted the irony of how Obama was going to war against the Islamic State with weapons systems he had scrapped, ending the production runs of the F-22 Raptor and Tomahawk cruise missiles. They were dismissed by the administration as relics of the Cold War even as Russia was rearming and trying to reassemble the old Soviet Union. We've also mentioned the phasing out of the A-10 Thunderbolt,...
  • U.S. Wild Boar aircraft inspires terror in ISIS ranks in Mosul

    01/17/2015 5:58:44 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 113 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | January 15, 2015 | Abdelhak Mamoun
    (IraqiNews.com) On Thursday, a local source in Nineveh province said, that the ‘Wild Boar’ aircraft which belongs to the U.S. Air Force has carried out four air strikes that killed and wounded dozens of ISIS elements, adding that the aircraft sparked panic in the ranks of ISIS. The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The U.S. aircraft A-10 Warthog (Wild Boar) carried out, at dawn today, four air strikes on gatherings of ISIS elements in the village of Sultan Abdullah in Makhmour district, southeast Mosul,” adding that, “The raids resulted in the death and injury of dozens of ISIS...
  • The Hog Puts The Hurt On ISIS.

    01/16/2015 10:00:25 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 67 replies
    http://www.iraqinews.com ^ | 01/15/2014 | Abdelhak Mamoun
    On Thursday, a local source in Nineveh province said, that the ‘Wild Boar’ aircraft which belongs to the U.S. Air Force has carried out four air strikes that killed and wounded dozens of ISIS elements, adding that the aircraft sparked panic in the ranks of ISIS. The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The U.S. aircraft A-10 Warthog (Wild Boar) carried out, at dawn today, four air strikes on gatherings of ISIS elements in the village of Sultan Abdullah in Makhmour district, southeast Mosul,” adding that, “The raids resulted in the death and injury of dozens of ISIS elements.”...
  • Wild boars with razor-sharp tusks invade upstate New York

    03/12/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 67 replies
    New York Times via MSNBC ^ | 3-12-12 | LISA W. FODERARO
    PERU, N.Y. — They roam by night, picking cornstalks clean, making off with apple crops. They have almost no natural predators, but they have razor-sharp tusks and a seemingly bottomless appetite for plants and animals. Their population can triple in one year. They are feral pigs, and while they have long plagued parts of the Southern and Western United States, now they have become a problem in the peaceful Champlain Valley of New York, an agricultural heartland on the edge of the Adirondacks.
  • Change in rattlesnake behavior?

    11/19/2010 10:16:49 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 68 replies · 1+ views
    11/20/10
    HUNTERS AND FARMERS AND THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY.....TAKE HEED.... My fellow friends and family, We have killed 57 rattlesnakes on two separate ranches this year. 24 @South bend & 33 @ Murray, since mid May. Not one has buzzed! We provoked one fair sized boy with a stick and he coiled & struck at the stick a couple of times before he buzzed up and rattled. The purpose of this explanation is that I have been hearing the same from fellow ranchers and hunters in regards to the lack of warning with rattlesnakes. I had lunch with a...
  • Wolf and lynx could be re-introduced to UK

    11/30/2007 1:31:03 PM PST · by Daniel Bliss · 41 replies · 89+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 11/29/07 | Paul Eccleston
    Bringing back animals which were hunted to extinction in Britain - including the wolf, lynx, beaver and wild boar - would not be difficult, according to a new report. The animals could be brought back to live free in the wild without posing any great threat to people, crops or the environment, it is claimed. A report from the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University (WCRU) said while further work needed to be done on their impact, there was no obvious reason to block their return. The animals roaming free in remote areas would enhance the natural environment and...