The Top 10 Most Savage Wild Boar Attacks Ever Caught On Video
Here we have the top 10 most savage wild boar attacks ever caught on video, when mad, or wounded, these animals will attack with a stunning savagery . These animals can be quite fierce and chances are, if you only wound the animal…you’ll only just piss it off and they will charge and could inflict serious bodily harm on a hunter. Boar hunting is generally the practice of hunting wild boars, but can also extend to feral pigs and peccaries. A full-sized boar is a large, powerful animal, often having sharp tusks which it uses to defend itself. Boar hunting has often been a test of bravery.
The wild boar is the ancestral species of the domestic pig. It is native across much of Central Europe, the Mediterranean Region and much of Asia as far south as Indonesia, and has been widely introduced elsewhere. Currently, wild boars are hunted both for their meat and to mitigate any damage they may cause to crops and forests. A charging boar is considered exceptionally dangerous quarry, due to its thick hide and dense bones, making anything less than a kill shot a potentially deadly mistake. Hunters have reported being butted up into trees by boars that have already taken a glancing shot.
*In Ancient Greek culture, the boar represented death. The boar was also seen as a representation of darkness battling against light, due to its dark colouration and nocturnal habits. Boar hunts appear frequently in Ancient Greek mythology and literature. The first recorded mention of a boar hunt in Europe occurs in 700 BC in Homer’s rendition of the hunt for the Calydonian boar. In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus was injured on the leg during a boar hunt as a boy. The scar on his leg is what leads Eurycleia to recognise him on his return to Ithaca. In the legend of Prince Adonis, the titular character goes on a boar hunt, only to be killed by his quarry.
H/T – *Wikipedia