Skip to comments.S. Korea: Seoul Trembles at Wild Boar Invasion(Kim Jong-il's friends?)
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.
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.
When life sends you feral boars...make barbecue.
D'OH! I really should learn to read the whole thing first.
Apparently, they need to establish diplomatic relations with the Chinese.
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".
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.:)
Tiger are you sure it not member of Little kim family I am going to hellll for that LOL!
Hehe- They have a lot in common with those Muslim rioters in Paris.
It's not fair. This is what I think should be done first to Mecca and Medina and certain cities in Iraq.
Somehow I doubt this would ever be a problem in the north.
You got that right.
What were Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell doing there?
"When life sends you feral boars...make barbecue."
And just in time to celebrate the end of Ramadan!
I say drop thousands of these into the paris slums and Dearbornistan.
Winchester Model 94, 30-30, a few dog. That will solve this problem
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.