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  • 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...
  • Flatten a monster Boar with a .300 Mag

    07/19/2016 7:59:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/19/2016 | J McAdams
    Longtime hog nemesis Brian "Pigman" Quaca shows off his new toy from Savage Arms a .300 Win Mag by flattening a 270+ pound wild boar on this hunt. This video highlights the action, though the video clip doesn’t show it, Pigman was actually busy playing on his phone and didn't notice the hog come out at first (we've all been there before, right?). Fortunately for him, the camera guy was on his game and got his attention. At that point, it was just a matter of putting his round on target, which he did like a true professional using his...
  • 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...
  • Bra Stops Bullet in Hunting Mishap Miracle

    08/29/2015 10:53:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    A woman in Mecklenberg-Western Pomerania survived being accidentally shot in a hunting accident, Gadebusch-Rehnaer Zeitung reported on Friday – because her bra somehow stopped the bullet. The 41-year-old tourist from North Rhine-Westphalia was on a bike ride with her husband when the incident happened. The pair were crossing a field near the town of Gadebusch when they unknowingly entered the path of a boar hunt. Suddenly, the woman felt a pain in her chest. Looking down, she saw that she had been hit by a rebounded shot – but the underwire of her bra had deflected the blow. The woman...
  • ...Obama Signs Iowa Disaster Declaration [Happened in May, BO Waits Until July...]

    07/03/2013 4:20:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    press office of il douche ^ | 7/2/13 | obama teleprompter
    [The Occupant] The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Iowa and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of May 19 to June 14, 2013. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, and floodng i
  • Wild boar attacks and injures 4 people in Berlin

    10/30/2012 12:36:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    AP.org ^ | 10/30/12 | AP - Berlin
    BERLIN (AP) -- 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 neighborhood. ... Wild boars are relatively common in green Berlin, though rarely cause problems beyond digging up gardens.
  • Kangaroo escapes with help of fox and boar

    08/13/2012 2:48:06 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 13 August 2012 10.48 EDT | unattributed
    A kangaroo is on the run in Germany after breaking out of a wildlife park, with a fox and a wild boar as his suspected accomplices. *** Hoffmann said the kangaroos got out of their enclosure after a young fox snuck into the park and dug a hole next to the cage's fencing. Two of the three were then able to escape the park entirely through another hole dug by a wild boar...
  • Japan: Radioactive cesium detected in boar meat in Miyagi Pref.

    08/20/2011 3:51:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Radioactive cesium detected in boar meat in Miyagi Pref. SENDAI (Kyodo) -- Radioactive cesium at a level over four times the government-set safety limit has been detected in the meat of a wild boar captured in Kakuda city, Miyagi Prefecture, the prefectural government said Friday. It is the first time that radioactive contamination exceeding the safety limit was found in a wild animal or bird in the northeastern Japanese prefecture, local officials said, adding they will ask people in the prefecture not to eat meat of wild animals and birds for the time being. The meat of the boar, which...
  • Wild boars invade New York state; kill pets, chase people

    07/31/2011 11:34:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 139 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/29/11 | Ray Sanchez
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wild boar are invading the farms of central New York state, attacking livestock, killing family pets, chasing people and posing "devastating consequences" for the area, federal officials warn. The feral swine are a non-native species suspected of escaping from game farms, and as many as a couple of hundred are roaming the state, said Paul Curtis, a natural resources professor at Cornell University. While an exact picture of the wild boar population in New York State is unclear, a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the swine were successfully breeding in the three counties...
  • A Quarter Century after Chernobyl- Radioactive Boar on the Rise in Germany

    08/04/2010 7:48:29 AM PDT · by Palter · 18 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | 30 July 2010 | Charles Hawley
    As Germany's wild boar population has skyrocketed in recent years, so too has the number of animals contaminated by radioactivity left over from the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. Government payments compensating hunters for lost income due to radioactive boar have quadrupled since 2007. It's no secret that Germany has a wild boar problem. Stories of marauding pigs hit the headlines with startling regularity: Ten days ago, a wild boar attacked a wheelchair-bound man in a park in Berlin; in early July, a pack of almost two dozen of the animals repeatedly marched into the eastern German town of Eisenach, frightening residents...
  • Germany: Wild Boar Crash Test Highlights Growing Accident Risk (road test w/ dummy boars)

    04/22/2010 8:05:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 480+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 04/20/10
    04/20/2010 Road Carnage Wild Boar Crash Test Highlights Growing Accident Risk Germany's ADAC automobile club has conducted crash tests on model wild boars to highlight the mounting risk of road accidents involving animals. It said 27 people died and 3,000 were injured last year in collisions with deer, boars, rabbits and wildcats. Hundreds of thousands of wild animals perish each year. A total of 27 people died and 3,000 were injured in a quarter of a million collisions with wild animals on German roads in 2009, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of animals that perished in the process,...
  • Avoiding Swine Flu

    04/29/2009 10:20:27 AM PDT · by IronKros · 8 replies · 944+ views
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  • Hogzilla? 200-lb wild boar struck by car in Mass.

    10/24/2008 6:10:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,112+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 24, 2008
    Massachusetts State Police say a 200-pound Russian wild boar was euthanized after being struck by a vehicle on a road in Lancaster earlier this week. That was a big surprise to state wildlife experts. They say although some wild boars are known to live in northern New England, there never has been a native population of feral swine in Massachusetts.
  • Wild boar scatters French Christmas shoppers: police

    12/22/2007 3:19:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 100+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/07 | AFP
    POITIERS, France (AFP) - It was no bull in a china shop, but a wild boar rampaged through a clothes shop in western France on Saturday before being felled by bullets, police said. Christmas shoppers and employees were evacuated from the store and the 90-kilo (198-pound) boar began charging at police, before falling in a hail of bullets early in the afternoon. Just how the animal entered the shop, located in a commercial area near the city of Poitiers, remains a mystery. But three boars were spotted during the day in the region bordering the countryside, a police statement said....
  • Missile hit Civilian boat off Lebanon: Israel

    07/14/2006 6:03:14 PM PDT · by blu · 29 replies · 1,382+ views
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A missile fired at an Israeli naval vessel off Lebanon hit a civilian boat, possibly from Egypt, the Israeli army said on Saturday. A spokeswoman said those on board were believed to have been evacuated, adding it was unclear if there were any casualties. After initially saying the missile had been fired at an Israeli vessel in a fresh strike early on Saturday, the spokeswoman later said it had been part of an attack late on Friday when an Israeli warship was badly damaged. "At the same time as the incident took place in which an Israeli...
  • Who's been sleeping in my bed? (a 'boar'ing tale from Germany

    01/10/2006 6:49:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 205+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/06 | Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A wild boar was found taking a nap in the guest bedroom in a Bavarian family's house after fleeing from hunters, police said Monday. "The sow panicked and was completely disoriented after being chased in the morning by hunters," a police spokesman said. "It ran into a village and broke through a cellar window into a house. It fell asleep on a bed in the guest room." When the 60-kg (132 lb) boar woke up late Saturday afternoon after sleeping for a few hours, it started panicking again when it could not find its way out of...
  • S. Korea: Seoul Trembles at Wild Boar Invasion(Kim Jong-il's friends?)

    11/04/2005 7:55:32 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies · 749+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/04/05
    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...
  • S. Korea: ‘Wild pig chase' ends after 11 hour(boar running wild in Seoul)

    10/02/2005 5:27:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 1,848+ views
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 09/29/05 | Chung Kang-hyun
    ‘Wild pig chase' ends after 11 hour September 30, 2005 ㅡ A wild boar went on a rampage in Seoul just after midnight yesterday morning, eluding captors until it was captured and killed just before noon. Apparently descending from a mountain in the southeastern part of Seoul, the 130-kilogram (287-pound) boar attacked and injured two people in Gangdong district, south of the Han River. One person was hurt at a local bar and the other knocked to the ground at a park, but the injuries were described as not serious. The animal vanished, but was spotted again two hours later,...