Thursday, 29 June 2017

Sanglier




There are a lot of wild boar (sanglier) roaming the woods in this part of France.  They are unlikely to attack unless cornered or threatened but they do cause quite a lot of destruction by rooting around and damaging farmers’ crops.  They are widely hunted during the season; their meat is prized and it keeps their population under control.

Walking through the dense woodland I’m always aware that we are being watched by numerous hidden animals.  A deer jumped out onto the pathway ahead of us on our morning’s walk.  Neither Diane nor Rick saw it although they did pick up the scent as we moved forward.  Then I glimpsed the boar, crouched down behind a bush...
 

should have gone to Specsavers!



Not a boar of course but an old tree stump!


12 comments:

  1. You made me smile this morning! Your picture fooled me before I read the rest. -Jenn

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    1. It was exactly the right size and shape.

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  2. Fooled me until I read the last sentence.

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    1. It certainly made me do a double take.

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    1. He just cocked his leg and pee'd over it.

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  4. I'd be seeing them everywhere too but you are safer with a dog, they'll run the other way !!

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    1. The hunters kit their dogs out with Kevla jackets to protect them.

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  5. Bok often runs off into thick woodland. Sometimes he starts barking like crazy, and I can only imagine that he's found a boar; a deer would simply run off.

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    1. I imagine there are quite a few around these parts.

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