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Pets That Go From Cute To Dangerous

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posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 01:01 AM
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I raised a wild boar from the time it was a cute little piglet.
He just wandered up one day looking like he was lost and looking for a friend. Walked right up to me.
I fixed him a bottle of milk and got him out of the bad weather, wrapped him in a blanket.
About 5 years later I have a 600 pound monster with excessive testosterone.
He was like a puppy with me to the end, but he was becoming aggressive and very dangerous for most anyone else.
I had to send him to hog heaven before somebody got hurt . I felt like the kid at the end of 'Ol' Yeller.'
Rest in peace Rojo. You were a good pig.




posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 01:06 AM
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That is so freaking awesome. Good story OP, sorry for your loss!



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 01:08 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Don't worry OP you did the right thing. It's better to do it now before it hurts a person. Doing the right thing is sometimes not a good option.



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 01:09 AM
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What a beautiful pig. Sad decision to make but what an incredible experience. The loyalty of animals that choose their people is amazing and you were blessed in that.



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 01:12 AM
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Still have the head mounted on your wall?
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posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 01:29 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

I just have to ask this and i know you all are thinking it . Was he yummy .



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 01:30 AM
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a reply to: Shakawkaw
Yep. Sure do.
The taxidermist used the biggest mannequin that was available to stretch his hide over. It really didn't do him justice, but it is still an impressive mount.
He didn't think I knew what I was talking about when I told him how big he was.
When I brought him the head his jaw dropped. Said it was the biggest he's ever seen.



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 01:32 AM
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originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: skunkape23

I just have to ask this and i know you all are thinking it . Was he yummy .

The bacon and hams were alright. It was a little musky.



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 01:35 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

I'm so jealous; I really want to raise & carve my own bacon



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 02:18 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
I raised a wild boar from the time it was a cute little piglet.
He just wandered up one day looking like he was lost and looking for a friend. Walked right up to me.
I fixed him a bottle of milk and got him out of the bad weather, wrapped him in a blanket.
About 5 years later I have a 600 pound monster with excessive testosterone.
He was like a puppy with me to the end, but he was becoming aggressive and very dangerous for most anyone else.
I had to send him to hog heaven before somebody got hurt . I felt like the kid at the end of 'Ol' Yeller.'
Rest in peace Rojo. You were a good pig.





I'm sorry you had to go through that. It hard when a vet puts our pets down, I'm sure it's even harder still when you have to do it. You have my sympathies.




posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 02:22 AM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

I prefer to do it myself. They never see it coming.
I give them a good last meal and then the lights go out. Painlessly and instantly while happy.
I'll never take an animal to a vet for euthanasia again. They always pass in a state of fear.
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posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 02:24 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
a reply to: Anyafaj

I prefer to do it myself. They never see it coming.
I give them a good last meal and then the lights go out.
I'll never take an animal to a vet for euthanasia again. They always pass in state of fear.


A vet that doesn't do house calls for such things doesn't deserve your patronage. (Not "you/r" specifically)



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 03:39 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
a reply to: Anyafaj

I prefer to do it myself. They never see it coming.
I give them a good last meal and then the lights go out. Painlessly and instantly while happy.
I'll never take an animal to a vet for euthanasia again. They always pass in a state of fear.




That is certainly understandable and respectable.

2nd



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 02:52 PM
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Wow, lots of respect to you for being able to see the need for what you did. Raising a wild animal as a pet always leaves you open to the risk that you won't see the possible danger until it's too late.

There was a family across the street from us who raised a boar raccoon, and it was a plain menace by the time they moved.



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 03:14 PM
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We have two cats, the mother and her son, whose eyes glow when they get mad or in a weird mood. They have yellow eyes.

Now I'm thinking I might have to get some deworming pills to get rid of the problem. en.wikipedia.org...

Glowing eyes is a symptom. They do think they are gods too.



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 03:15 PM
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I'm just curious since you say you ate Rojo.

Do those wild boars make alright bacon and chops and such?
I always wondered about that since there is such a big wild boar problem out there.

Your story reminds me of my aunts bull Big Red.
He was a nice bull unless he didn't know you.
Tasted really gamey when they put him down, but he fed us for a while,
and I always thanked him every time I ate a steak.

s&f for an interesting read that brought back memories of a family bull.
(he really was a cool bull)



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: Darkblade71

At least you didn't cry about it.. we raised a steer and my daughter grew too attached to him; when it came time to slaughter, she cried every time we ate meat for a solid two weeks or better..After that she didn't grow quite so attached to the farm animals. Perhaps girls are different than boys, my son never had that problem..


a reply to: skunkape23

He was definitely big! Sorry for your loss..
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posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: Darkblade71

They are fine for eating. They get a little gamey when they get big, especially the boars.
I never buy pork at the grocery store. There enough of them around to keep the freezer full year round.



posted on Feb, 4 2015 @ 09:38 PM
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a reply to: hutch622

lol not to be mean but i was thinking that



posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 03:44 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23

originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: skunkape23

I just have to ask this and i know you all are thinking it . Was he yummy .

The bacon and hams were alright. It was a little musky.


O.o



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