748 users online (64 members and 684 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,509

    OK - Man takes on almost 800-pound wild hog

    GRAPHIC: Man takes on almost 800-pound wild hog

    RUSH SPRINGS, Okla. -- A Rush Springs man had quite a fright after he was confronted by a nearly 800-pound wild hog. It happened Monday morning when he was hunting on property west of Rush Springs.

    http://www.ky3.com/news/kfor-man-tak...0,830108.story

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Penn's woods
    Posts
    17,195
    This makes me sad.

    ETA: But I hope he donates the meat to feed homeless. That would be good.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    This makes me sad.

    ETA: But I hope he donates the meat to feed homeless. That would be good.
    I'm assuming you know your own state has quite the wild hog problem.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Penn's woods
    Posts
    17,195
    Nope didn't know that Nova. On this island all we see are wild ferrets everywhere

    It just makes me sad that an animal has to die like that. But I do understand hunting and also population control of wild animals.

    I can't help it I'm just a softie. I do hear every once in awhile about the wild hogs but I didn't know there was a major problem. I'll pay more attention now. A lot of wild chickens though. Lots.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Nope didn't know that Nova. On this island all we see are wild ferrets everywhere

    It just makes me sad that an animal has to die like that. But I do understand hunting and also population control of wild animals.

    I can't help it I'm just a softie. I do hear every once in awhile about the wild hogs but I didn't know there was a major problem. I'll pay more attention now. A lot of wild chickens though. Lots.
    There's a show on the Discovery Channel called Hogs Gone Wild. It follows animal security officers (or the private equivalent) in Florida, Texas and Hawaii, all of which have serious feral hog problems. (IIRC, they film on the Big Island in your area, so I don't know about Oahu.)

    The hogs are nocturnal and usually try to avoid people, but they can be very dangerous to humans (especially children) and pets. As suburbs expand, the hog territories come to include yards and parks. (Hogs eat almost anything but have a fondness for nuts, fruits, ornamental flowers and farm products, so though they avoid adult humans, they are attracted to places we live.) As I'm sure you know, they carry diseases that humans can catch (including tuberculosis). They also think nothing of defecating and urinating in fresh water, so they can quickly contaminate an entire ecosystem.

    And they breed like crazy!

    http://www.texasboars.com/articles/facts.html

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    9,086
    The thought of wild boars scares the wits out of me!! And they said there are several hundred thousand of them in Oklahoma! I'd thank anyone that helped in their control. I love animals, but also appreciate the civility our forefathers carved out for us.

    California has wild boar, of course, but not in my neck of the woods. We have cougar, but I've never encountered one, TG.

    I do hope he uses every scrap of the meat for good purpose. mo

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiche View Post
    The thought of wild boars scares the wits out of me!! And they said there are several hundred thousand of them in Oklahoma! I'd thank anyone that helped in their control. I love animals, but also appreciate the civility our forefathers carved out for us.

    California has wild boar, of course, but not in my neck of the woods. We have cougar, but I've never encountered one, TG.

    I do hope he uses every scrap of the meat for good purpose. mo
    I was surprised to learn how much of California does have feral hog populations. Pretty much any part of the state that was ever agricultural, except for the densest cities and the driest deserts.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    9,086
    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    I was surprised to learn how much of California does have feral hog populations. Pretty much any part of the state that was ever agricultural, except for the densest cities and the driest deserts.
    There's an upscale community in the east bay area that falls victim to them rutting up their lawns and such! They're a real nuisance for them.

    Heh, I tried to look it up, but I'm getting restaurant reviews for boar on their menus! They're using them-- good to hear. imo http://www.dishtip.com/s/ca/danville...shes/wild-boar

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiche View Post
    There's an upscale community in the east bay area that falls victim to them rutting up their lawns and such! They're a real nuisance for them.

    Heh, I tried to look it up, but I'm getting restaurant reviews for boar on their menus! They're using them-- good to hear. imo http://www.dishtip.com/s/ca/danville...shes/wild-boar
    Yes, assuming it's safe to eat them. (It's probably safer than pork from big agri-businesses.)

  10. #10
    Kimberlyd125's Avatar
    Kimberlyd125 is offline Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athletes.
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    16,170
    We eat them here in Louisiana.
    I know, y'all are shocked.

    We have tons of wild hogs. They can be a REAL problem.
    Glove Findin'
    Uniform Washin'
    Gatorade Gettin'
    Picture Takin'
    Always Cheerin'

    Softball Mom


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberlyd125 View Post
    We eat them here in Louisiana.
    I know, y'all are shocked.

    We have tons of wild hogs. They can be a REAL problem.
    Oh, Kim, the only thing that would shock me is if ya'll start eating each other.

  12. #12
    Kimberlyd125's Avatar
    Kimberlyd125 is offline Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athletes.
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    16,170
    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Oh, Kim, the only thing that would shock me is if ya'll start eating each other.
    Yuck!

    We do have the best food in the world IMO.

    Nothing beats my hubby's gumbo.
    Glove Findin'
    Uniform Washin'
    Gatorade Gettin'
    Picture Takin'
    Always Cheerin'

    Softball Mom

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberlyd125 View Post
    Yuck!

    We do have the best food in the world IMO.

    Nothing beats my hubby's gumbo.
    Be careful. That could easily be construed as an invitation...

  14. #14
    Kimberlyd125's Avatar
    Kimberlyd125 is offline Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athletes.
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    16,170
    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Be careful. That could easily be construed as an invitation...
    Come on down! Long trip but my hubby's gumbo is worth it. Even with gas @ nearly $4 a gallon.
    Glove Findin'
    Uniform Washin'
    Gatorade Gettin'
    Picture Takin'
    Always Cheerin'

    Softball Mom



Similar Threads

  1. Girls Gone Wild Founder Goes Wild on Girl
    By STEADFAST in forum Celebrity and Entertainment News
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-02-2009, 10:11 AM
  2. MI Man Takes Wild Wheelchair Ride
    By southcitymom in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat News
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-25-2007, 05:46 PM