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S. Korea: Seoul Trembles at Wild Boar Invasion(Kim Jong-il's friends?)
Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/04/05

Posted on 11/04/2005 7:55:32 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Seoul Trembles at Wild Boar Invasion

The capital is under threat from an unlikely invasion after wild boars were sighted at several locations around the metropolitan area. Last month there were repeated sightings at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel; now a den that is home to scores of the aggressive beasts has been discovered in Achasan. A search of the mountains behind the hotel and the Achasan area by the Seoul Metropolitan Government confirms from traces of habitation that rogue animals are descending on the city.



In the Guri area of Gyeonggi Province, which borders Achasan, a boar entered a subterranean parking lot on Oct. 27, ramming a parked car and romping around for a while before disappearing back into the woods. On Oct. 24, wild boars showed up in Changkyong Palace, sending more than 300 visitors scampering for shelter, and on Oct. 19, there were several sightings of wild boars near the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Gwangjang-dong, Seoul. On Sept. 29, wild boars had ventured as far as Amsa-dong on the Han river and injured two people.

The mountain in the Achasan area is closed to civilians because it houses an emergency oil reserve, and its thick oak and chestnut cover make it an ideal habitat for the animals. "It appears that rogue males that were kicked out of the group due to territorial fights left in search of food and territory of their own," Seoul City said. “To ensure a safe hiking experience, people should use well-populated trails.”

Seoul City is distributing pamphlets with tips on what to do when encountering a wild boar to residents near Achasan and has assembled teams of professional hunters to capture the animals. Experts say an encounter with wild boars, which can weigh hundreds of kilograms, is a frightening moment, but if people keep calm they stand a good chance of escaping unhurt.

The most important thing, they say, is never to turn your back, since the beasts have weak eyesight and may not realize that you are running away, while moving objects upset them.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boar; mushuporkanyone; overpopulation; pigs; rampage; seoul; skorea; southkorea
Oh, well, we already have to deal with a short fat rabid boar called Kim Jong-il on the other side of DMZ, who is trying hard to be the first radioactive wild boar in the world. Now these boars are multiplying like bunnies around Seoul, thanks to blanket protection on wild animals.

Wild boars have been causing a lot of headaches all over the country. They are responsible for many crop damages. S. Korea should throw a large boar-hunting event followed by a huge barbecue feast using wild boar meat.

1 posted on 11/04/2005 7:55:33 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; OahuBreeze; yonif; risk; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 11/04/2005 7:56:08 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

When life sends you feral boars...make barbecue.


3 posted on 11/04/2005 7:57:39 PM PST by RichInOC ("I want my baby back, baby back, baby back...")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

D'OH! I really should learn to read the whole thing first.


4 posted on 11/04/2005 7:58:40 PM PST by RichInOC ("I want my baby back ribs!")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"It appears that rogue males that were kicked out of the group due to territorial fights left in search of food and territory of their own,"

Apparently, they need to establish diplomatic relations with the Chinese.

5 posted on 11/04/2005 8:00:15 PM PST by fat city ("The nation that controls magnetism controls the world.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Isn't the wild boar story a plot of TV's "Lost" from last year?

I did a tour in Korea while in the USAF. The Koreans will bbq anything and call it "go-gee".


6 posted on 11/04/2005 8:02:38 PM PST by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: fat city
Re #5

It is a shame that the boar could not have a chance to swim over Yellow Sea to get to Beijing and cut a deal with Hu Jintao, promising that he will do everything to harrass GI's around Seoul in return for generous food aid and numerous female boars from Hu.:)

7 posted on 11/04/2005 8:03:27 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; All

Tiger are you sure it not member of Little kim family I am going to hellll for that LOL!


8 posted on 11/04/2005 8:03:36 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody in, it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"= Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hehe- They have a lot in common with those Muslim rioters in Paris.


9 posted on 11/04/2005 8:09:40 PM PST by fat city ("The nation that controls magnetism controls the world.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It's not fair. This is what I think should be done first to Mecca and Medina and certain cities in Iraq.


10 posted on 11/04/2005 8:11:36 PM PST by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: RichInOC

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm........ribs!


11 posted on 11/04/2005 8:12:28 PM PST by commonasdirt (Reading DU so you won't hafta)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Boar.....mmmmmmmmm!


12 posted on 11/04/2005 8:15:44 PM PST by Hugin
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Somehow I doubt this would ever be a problem in the north.


13 posted on 11/04/2005 8:17:42 PM PST by elmer fudd
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You got that right.

14 posted on 11/04/2005 8:18:31 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What were Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell doing there?


15 posted on 11/04/2005 8:22:36 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: RichInOC

"When life sends you feral boars...make barbecue."

And just in time to celebrate the end of Ramadan!


16 posted on 11/04/2005 8:39:23 PM PST by fallujah-nuker (America needs more SAC and less empty sacs.)
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To: fallujah-nuker

I say drop thousands of these into the paris slums and Dearbornistan.


17 posted on 11/05/2005 2:45:01 AM PST by Rocketwolf68
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Soooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


18 posted on 11/05/2005 2:47:36 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Winchester Model 94, 30-30, a few dog. That will solve this problem


19 posted on 11/05/2005 3:12:46 AM PST by TXBSAFH ("I would rather be a free man in my grave then living as a puppet or a slave." - Jimmy Cliff)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I didn't know there was any wild boars in Korea.I never saw any while I was there.You'd think the Korean tigers would have eaten them all.


20 posted on 11/05/2005 4:16:45 AM PST by Uncle Meat
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Wild boars multiply because there is no tiger in both Koreas.

21 posted on 11/05/2005 4:21:15 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I'm surprised that there are any feral animals in North Korea to begin with! You'd think that the starving people would be hunting them down... Or maybe the boars (which have a reputation for being pretty smart) have simply migrated southward due to hunting pressures, as well as a lack of food...

Mark

22 posted on 11/05/2005 4:22:15 AM PST by MarkL (I didn't get to where I am today by worrying about what I'd feel like tomorrow!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That was a joke about how there's hardly any wildlife in Korea because the Korean tigers would eat them all.They have a facination with tigers,but like you said,there isn't any.


23 posted on 11/05/2005 4:27:57 AM PST by Uncle Meat
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To: TigerLikesRooster

No problem!

Wild Boar is delicious as the main meat in meals. It makes superb sausage and meat loaf.

Wild Boar bacon and ham are superb.

One needs to remember that Wild Boar are the orginal heirloom pigs/hogs.

It is a safe bet that Wild Boar are as scarce as dogs and cats in N Korea.

Shoot them, butcher them and enjoy eating them.


24 posted on 11/05/2005 11:52:38 AM PST by Grampa Dave (MSM pseudo reporters use "could, may, and might" when they are lying and spinning.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Incredible. Chosan is clearly a much wealthier place than when I lived there as a lad - because pork on the hoof would not have made it 10 feet through south gate market, before it became sausage...


25 posted on 11/05/2005 12:01:58 PM PST by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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