When boars get really mad
You know, I thought last night was about as bad as it could get. What I am about to tell you will blow last nights story away. I almost don't want to tell it because it sounds too crazy to be true, but hey, I'm not looking for 5 minutes of fame and if there are those here who don't believe this story, that's ok. I know this, I'll NEVER walk through the hunting area unarmed again..........
Preacher and I were finishing up some shredding and feeder maitanance. When we got back to the gate, all the euro sows came up. We were talking to them and playing around withthem liike we always do. All of a sudden, guess who comes bolting out of the woods! It was that crazy freaking boar again. Preacher hopped the fence and pulled his .40 out. The boar hit the fence trying to get under it at him.
I hollared, "Don't shoot the euro's!!!" Well, that boar looked right at me like I owed him money. The bad thing is, we were on the same side of the fence. I ran for a tree and passed a cattle pannel that I threw down behind me. The hog bolted around and met me face to face. in a temporary pen that we had put up for the sheep. I was unarmed. Not that it would have mattered, he hit the pen twice and turned back towards Preacher who was still on the other side of the fence. The boar ran out about 20 yards and turned back to stare at us.
About that time, Hercules our breeder boar came limping up. He has a 10 inch rip behind his shoulder that looks to be about 2 inches deep. He has a big hole in his ham, and another 6 inch rip in his gut. I'm not sure if he is gonna make it at this time.
Preacher and I are discussing making this hog the Aug. 9th hog. I have never been "scared" like this before over a hog. I have had closer encounters but NEVER this aggressive. I wish I had a video of this because it would give all who seen it a better respect for the trophy boar.
I have heard of cahrges before but like so many people never witnessed one then now I have had two in two days. Today though, the boar was 10 times more aggresive than he was last night.