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Thread: Large boar encounter - How dangerous is this really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    If you are threatened/chased remember always run down hill. Same rule for bears.
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    Black bears you can fight or scare off. Grizzlys will kill you just for fun.

    And while pigs will generally "break" uphill, Not sure that applies if being chased by one? I'd be more inclined to get treed, if it came to it, unload a mag into the thing and if needed, then get busy with knife.

    I would treat any pig coming towards me with extreme prejudice.

    Sound though, like he was as surprised to see you as you were him, and he made good his escape.
    Did he come from upwind?? I've seen pigs lazy when feeding (their chomping is louder than any noise you make stalking) But if all is hush-hush I'd expect he'd have winded you and stayed away.
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    Looked after a guy who was gored by a boar. Had a nasty groin injury. Luckily it missed his wedding tackle and the major artery/vein/nerve that run in the area. I assumed he was pig hunting, but he said the animal was asleep under his truck when he disturbed it in the early hours. Wasn't sure I believed him, but he had no reason to lie.
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    Hey Sarvo, that would ring true because when I shot that boar the following day about 200-300 meters where I was first spooked I didn't get a clean shot and the first one was in the butt. It didn't make a sound, just took off into the bush. We followed the blood trail and found it sitting down and it kinda just glared at us and grunted, no noises like the ones I heard the night before. So maybe it wasn't the same pig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    Did he come from upwind??
    I couldn't recall the wind direction. I think you're right though, he was probably just curious. My thinking at the time was he didn't like me shooting near his pad. I was onto my 15th or so possum in a smallish area before the encounter so I'm wondering if the gunfire was annoying him. The other thing, the bush he disappeared into had a rotting stinking sheep in there.

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    Did you weigh the pig,cornered he will walk straight over you that size.Enjoy yr pork for xmas BBQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outlander View Post
    Lots of things cornered will be absolutely determined to go over you. I've had this happen to me from a reed buck. Came out at a dead run to my left. A boar over in Africa will definitely gore you if you miss him. Over there, they do kill and eat people fairly often, if they have the advantage.
    If it runs at you, what's the best thing to do if there are no trees around? Jump? Put a boot in its face? I was holding a heavy bolt action rifle. I held the rifle in the ready position toward the bush expecting it to run out and my arms became tired very quickly. Funny thing is, the first thing that came to my mind was... I wish I had my AR15 (which had been handed back to Police of course). I would have felt far safer with that.

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    been charged by sow when dogs had mob bailed...had a few face to face chance encounters with boars over the years....sometimes I was quickest on the draw and got pork...normally pig was and gapped it before I was ready...as others have said...NORMALLY they will get out of the way..but you never know when you could run into one with a tooth ache and bad mood.....not a lot different to a cattle beast.....far better to avoid potential issue....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout View Post
    Did you weigh the pig,cornered he will walk straight over you that size.Enjoy yr pork for xmas BBQ.
    Didn't weight it, didn't even eat it... bit of a shame. But I'm guessing 80-85kg, something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outlander View Post
    'There is precisely zero situations where a boar is going to sneak up on you and try and eat you.' That's just a silly thing to say...They will fuck you up if wounded or cornered. We investigated situations where remains of humans were found in pigstys' either by mishap or otherwise, in Africa.
    Eh? @outlander WTF are you on about.

    Read what I said again. If thereís still something unclear in points 1 and 2 in post #4, and then post #8, then pm me and Iíll explain. In Afrikaans if necessary.
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    Post#21...I’m smelling a rat...
    Just...say...the...word

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    Post#21...I’m smelling a rat...
    I go a whiff at #1

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    Seems fairly genuine as far as I can tell Flyblown.
    He's done an intro etc... so give him the benefit of the doubt at least to start with

    Geez Paul I don't know why you either wouldn't eat it, or at least give it away for someone else to eat. Looks like quite a bit of meat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    Post#21...I’m smelling a rat...
    Your arms don't get tired holding wood guns?
    You don't feel safer with black guns?

    I'm smelling a latť (that's like coffee, but gay, for the more provincial users here) and strawberry shampoo
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    Proberly didn't know what you were, until he got wind of you and that's when he took off.

    Not so sure about the squealing though??? They will make a scoffing noise at you before running however.
    Last edited by Allizdog; 15-12-2020 at 07:14 PM.
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    Hmmm

    Shooting possums with a .223
    Knows diddly squat about pigs
    Squealing boars
    Tired arms
    Wishes he had his AR
    Didn’t take any meat
    Claims to be a pest controller

    I’ve added this lot together and got a negative number... sorry mate.
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