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Charging wild boar will have to be put down

By Sandy Sand     Dec 17, 2009 in Lifestyle
A quiet small town outside Los Angeles isn’t exactly what is brought to mind when thinking of a wild boar hunt, but that’s where the unusual event occurred.
A quiet small town outside Los Angeles isn’t exactly what is brought to mind when thinking of a wild boar hunt, but that’s where the unusual event occurred.
Authorities were call to the city of Loma Linda, California, to investigate report that a wild boar was chasing people and smashed into a wrought-iron fence causing damage to it.
It was around 8 a.m. yesterday when the animal was spotted roaming residential neighborhoods when animal control was called. They then contacted California’s Department of Fish and Game officials for help in corralling the animal.
Mike McBride, and assistant chief with Fish and Game, said:
"People don't understand how strong animals are. This one was amazing. It was 200 pounds of pure muscle."
It took several hours for officials to corner the boar in the backyard of a home not far from Loma Linda University Medical Center, and tranquilize it using a dart gun.
"This thing was a handful," McBride said. "You would not want to be in the direction of this charging pig."
Because of its wild aggressive nature the boar will have to be euthanized, McBride said.
We're used to seeing a lot of things," he said. "But even for us, this was something else."
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