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post #21 of 26 Old 12-08-2012, 10:07 AM
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When I was in vet school, I had a near death experience involving a mother pig. I was attempting to give her sick baby an injection. She got loose and came after me so ferociously that I literally jumped/climbed a 6 foot high fence, accompanied by one of my classmates. We both landed in a big pile of manure.
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One of the other ladies was just off of her horse and bless her heart she is terrified of the hogs. She was saying the other day that she actually jumped on her horse without the aid of her stirrup. That is too funny because we are not kids - we are chunky bunky 50+ year old ladies who for the most part use a mounting block to get on!!!
I am very terrified of those feral things, good thing the Javelina don't get quite that big, they're a little bit less scary than those hogzilla types.

I'm with that lady, I FLEW to the top of 4T of Alfalfa bales, they were stacked up HIGH. I have absolutely no recollection of touching a single one in my hurry to get away from momma piggy!

I'm like you guys, 50+, no longer svelte and a little beat up, so the mounting block and a very steady horse is the only way I get to keep riding. My husband could NOT figure out how I got up to the top of the hay at all, let alone so fast! LOL! Adrenaline is amazing stuff!
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When I was in vet school, I had a near death experience involving a mother pig. I was attempting to give her sick baby an injection. She got loose and came after me so ferociously that I literally jumped/climbed a 6 foot high fence, accompanied by one of my classmates. We both landed in a big pile of manure.

And at that moment, that pile beat the fire out of a down quilt at the Ritz, didn't it?
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post #24 of 26 Old 12-08-2012, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hahahahhahahahahaha you girls have just cracked me up!!!! Celeste....one can move like a wild thing if properly motivated!!! When I was 14 I spent 2 weeks at my real father's parent's hog farm in Missouri and the hogs were having their litters while I was there. The little piglets were so dang cute but the hogs weren't pissy...they were sweet. When I was a kid there was a slaughter house down from my mom's parents and it was in some ways like a farm...all kinds of animals out in a barn yard. We played among the pigs, goats, sheep and cattle and never did we have the pigs get nasty. The owner's grandkids were a little younger than me and I'd go down there and play.

I knew that wild hogs like on Old Yeller were pissy so I don't want to have an Travis and Old Yeller moment EVER. We cut them a wide berth!!!

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The city should hold a hunting lottery. Allow the lottery winners to hunt on several very specific days and post it well so riders and bird watchers stay clear.

Kind of like the state of NH does with our Moose hunting lottery. It's a money making deal with animal control thrown in. The hunters pay to get in the lotterydrawing. Pay for the hunting license, pay for the moose tag. Then they pay some local to pull the beast out of the woods because you can't just flop a deer the size of a Clydesdale over your shoulders and go.

When I had my drafts every year somebody would ask me if I'd pull out a moose should they get one. The agreed price was usually meat. Never did get the opp. though.

I have to say our Fish and Game Dept. does an awesome job of getting unwanted game meat to the food pantries and families in need.

There are occasional sightings of genuine wild boar up here. There used to be a game farm that had them many years ago in the southern part of the state. Not feral domestic pigs but descendants of Russian wild boar that got loose from the shooting park. A few years back a man that lives in town was charged by one out in the woods. It attacked out of the blue. Fortunately the man was armed. There aren't many, the snow pack is hard on them but we have been having warm winters (for here) and the population is growing.
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Unfortunately, I think a lottery would give plenty of people the idea they could hunt in there whenever they felt like it. So many people totally disregard the laws! Don't know what their plans will be - we will have to see but the hogs are getting to be a pain in the butt!

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