In the UK Mrs. Rosemary Hamilton-Meikle was walking her dachshund, Bosum, at Buckland Monachorum when Bosum went to investigate something in the bushes. She heard a scream and rushed in to find Bosum lying on the ground in front of three wild boar. It looked as if they had tossed him and were moving in to attack.
Armed with only the leash (“I have a dog leash, and I know how to use it”), she swung it around, frightening away two of them and hit the third on the snout with the metal clasp. I’m sure this gentle lady hurled some loud epithets during her attack, but that’s just conjecture on my part. Fortunately the boar did not follow her when she picked up Bosum and walked away. The wild boar were within yards of a path often used by children.
The same day a man and his two dogs were confronted by the boar in that area. Earlier a man had reportedly climbed a tree to escape them. A taxi driver reported seeing wild boar chasing sheep near the village. Although they are not generally considered vicious, they are wild animals and they get hungry.
Why are wild boar running free in the English countryside? In the past year animal activists have twice released large numbers of these animals from a farm to run loose. Not all of them have been recaptured.
Thank you, animal terrorists, for endangering humans, pets and those unfortunate, innocent animals you “liberated.”
Full story from The Guardian