A near relative of the domestic pig is the wild boar. Wild boar subspecies are similar in size and look but have different colors. These creatures are of medium size. They can grow to a length of nearly six feet, a height of almost 40 inches, and a weight of 176 – 386 pounds.
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The wild pig is an extremely adaptive animal that you can find in a variety of habitats. This creature consumes almost everything that will fit in its mouth and is capable of both sprinting and floating. Tigers, wolves, and leopards are some of the larger felines that serve as their natural predators.
A large portion of Central Europe, the Mediterranean region, and most of Asia, down to Indonesia, have forests where the wild pig may be found. Like many other wild animals, boars can scare easily and have a fight, flight, or freeze response.
During a seemingly normal day, a boar was walking around the woods when it came to the edge of the pavement of a busy road. It wasn’t used to vehicles and therefore quickly became spooked. Thanks to a conveniently placed security camera, we’re able to see what happens next.
As a few cars pass by, the boar bolts across the street only to run into a heavy metal gate. You’d think a gate like the one in the footage would’ve stopped the wild animal but it was no match to the velocity of a running boar.
The wild boar is capable of traveling at up to 30 mph. They exit pig cages with barriers that are five to six feet thick and have a jumping height of fewer than three feet. When spooked, the animal might not be able to think straight, hence why it didn’t jump over the gate. In fact, he could’ve made an unsuccessful attempt, resulting in a sudden crash.
Half of the gate ripped down, which spooked the animal even more. Leading it to leap over a nearby fence and hide away in the bushes. The majority of the time, wild boars are nocturnal, hunting from dark till morning while taking breaks both at night and during the day. This is so because daytime hours are when hunters are most active.
While it is surprising that this boar was out and about during daylight hours, it isn’t surprising that it was alone. The older boars become more lonesome or occasionally move in small groups with other big boars.
We don’t have an update on this poor creature, but boars are known to be tough. Their sharp tusks and thick skin make incidents like these less harmful. Hopefully, he found a relaxing place in the bushes to calm down before moving on with his venture.
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