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Fri May 14, 2021, 10:55 AM

Wild boar surround woman near Rome and steal food shopping



A herd of wild boar surrounded a woman who had just come out of a supermarket near Rome and stole her shopping, rekindling a debate about the presence of the animal in Italian towns and cities.

A video posted on social media on Thursday shows the boars approaching and cornering the woman in a supermarket car park in the village of Le Rughe.

The animals, four adults and two young boars, pursue the woman as she backs away, attempting in vain to keep them at bay. The angry woman is then forced to drop the shopping bag on the ground, which is immediately raided by the animals.

The little ones start eating the contents of the bag in the car park, others take what they can and run away.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/14/wild-boar-corner-woman-in-rome-and-steal-food-shopping

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 10:58 AM

1. Wild boar makes the best prosciutto. Just sayin' ...

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 11:03 AM

2. Those aren't "wild" in that they have learned to live among humans.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Fri May 14, 2021, 11:13 AM

3. "Wild boar" is the normal name used for the whole species when non-domesticated

If they just called them "boar" it would give the impression they were male domesticated pigs, whether feral or not.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 11:20 AM

4. Sounds like the area should be pursuing a birth control impant program

Wildlife population can be controlled. Extermination and hunting are not the only solutions.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 11:22 AM

5. wild boar or feral domestic pig problem like most of the southern US has...

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 11:34 AM

6. I don't blame her for dropping the bag. I wouldn't argue with the feral hogs in this part of

the country over a bag of groceries.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 11:36 AM

7. Give me the Doritos!

Dang! Feral pigs are mean, and will attack people.

They're a problem in the area of CA where I used to live, destroying gardens and landscaping. I never saw them on my land. There was a big investor who basically bought a mountain to pound it down to gravel to build roads. Would be dynamiting regularly, and big dump trucks running constantly. This was right on Hwy 180, the main tourist thoroughfare to King's Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

The investor went to the mountain top to look over his domain, and was attacked by a pack of wild pigs. Unfortunately, he survived.

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