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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 08:53 PM

Boar-ish behavior in Berlin


BERLIN—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 neighbourhood.

Police said Tuesday the boar bit a 74-year-old man on the back and leg, and knocked a 74-year-old woman to the ground and injured her hip on Monday afternoon in the Charlottenburg area of the capital. It also bit a 24-year-old woman before she climbed aboard a parked car to safety. All three were treated in a hospital.

Police say when a police officer arrived, the boar attacked him and cut his leg before he pulled his gun and killed the animal with “multiple shots.” ...............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1279487--wild-boar-rampage-leaves-4-injured-in-berlin-residential-neighbourhood



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:21 PM

1. Scary animals.

That's large for a wild boar, but they hybridize with feral domestic pigs, and some of them are huge.

I wrote about my encounter with one here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/112721453

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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:00 PM

2. Rec for the pun.

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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:01 PM

3. They can be very vicious.

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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:02 PM

4. We had a wild hog go nuts

 

after Katrina. Damn thing scared the hell out of me. You don't mess with wild hogs.

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