Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Hunter killed by wild boar which attacked him as he tried to shoot it, say police in Germany



A hunter has been killed by a wild boar which attacked him as he tried to shoot it, say police in Germany.
 
The 50-year-old man was part of a shooting party with a dozen others who were searching for the pigs near the northeast German town of Greifswald on Sunday.
 
 
He was attacked by the male boar after firing off a shot and moving into reeds where he came face-to-face with the mammal, witnesses said.


Police said the man, who has not been identified, suffered severe injuries to his left thigh and fell into some water nearby.


He was taken to hospital where he later died.


About 500,000 wild boar are killed in Germany each year, but experts say that is not enough as they are so populous




BBC         News.