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Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by Big Boy » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:40 pm

Driving one of my dogs to the vet this morning, we had a family of what we assumed to be Wild Boar cross the road in front of us. Certainly something neither Mrs BB nor I had ever seen before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3wjMtMJiuM
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Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by PeteC » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:47 pm

The beginning of "Life After People"? :shock:

PS: They better look out or they'll all end up on someone's BBQ tonight.
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Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by Big Boy » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:54 pm

There must be a few about. When I was down at Khao Takiab a couple of months ago when were checking our bar map, there was one walking down the pavement towards me. Even though I had my camera in hand, I was so astounded that I didn't think of taking a photo. It turned off before I got too close.
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Post by Nereus » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:03 pm

Used to hunt wild pigs in Oz and I doubt very much that the family are "wild". Even in built up areas close to their habitat they are very elusive and shy. More likely to have escaped from a domestic pen. :cheers:
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Post by dtaai-maai » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:20 pm

Nereus wrote:Used to hunt wild pigs in Oz and I doubt very much that the family are "wild". Even in built up areas close to their habitat they are very elusive and shy. More likely to have escaped from a domestic pen. :cheers:
Agreed, these are very different from anything I ever saw in Pakistan and India - wild boar are aggressive and elusive, with a nasty temperament. You try to find them for one reason only - to kill them. And yes, they are jolly tasty after being roasted in a dug-out oven!
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Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by HHTel » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:21 pm

The boar I've seen, and you do see the odd one or two off road between here and Cha-am, are usually black. The ones in your vid looked brown. Probably domesticated as they usually stay well away from buildings.

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Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by Big Boy » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:27 pm

These were the same colour as the Boar I'd seen at Fort Thanarat, which are supposedly wild - there you have all 3 of my sightings listed now. However, you and Nereus are correct - the wild bit was a presumption on my part. There is plenty of land in that area where wild animals could survive, although it seems to be decreasing by the day.
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Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by PeteC » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:54 pm

You don't ever want to get the wild version into your yard at night as you'll awaken to a plowed field ready for planting! I endured them for seven years on the big island of Hawaii and they are mean and nasty creatures. Will slice you and/or your dog up into ribbons very quickly. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by Nereus » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:45 pm

I will post this video just as a matter of interest. Mods, please delete it if not appropriate.

This NOT me, where I was it is thick bush, so dogs on the ground is the method. However, I was licenced to cull wild donkeys in a different area where I used the chopper.

In other parts of Australia, especially in North Queensland, the pigs are a major problem in some areas, and in open country this method is very effective.

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Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by HHTel » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:40 pm

He's a pretty good marksman!

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Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by PeteC » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:45 pm

Couldn't be happier to see this. I hope all States/Countries follow. Poison or other method makes no difference. They have been a plague for centuries :guns: Pete :cheers:
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Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by Nereus » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:59 pm

HHTel wrote:He's a pretty good marksman!
He is using a shotgun, so probably loaded with 00 shot, or "buckshot". We also used solid 12g shells, but it is better on a larger animal. Donkeys, and at the time Buffalo, we used 7.62 / .308 Winchester soft nose bullets.
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Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by PeteC » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:40 pm

The one on the left is a girl who just finished getting her hair done. :shock: :laugh:
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Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by PeteC » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:14 pm

It's in the news here now also. They "don't want the pigs killed...." but they eat pork as part of their normal diet almost daily. Brainless. :banghead: Pete :cheers:
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Re: Wild Boar in the Suburbs

Post by Big Boy » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:20 pm

Could pigs become the new Soi Dog? :D
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