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There are also concerns about public safety, with a number of people reporting being chased by wild boar, which can weigh up to 200kg (440 pounds).
. . . possibility of poaching, with people hunting boar with trained fighting dogs and high-powered guns, is also considered.
. . . poaching has become an increasing problem particularly around the Forest of Dean area.
. . . boar have negatively impacted on, but not eliminated, dormouse populations.
Pig-like creatures ruled the world millions of years ago during the porcine age, according to palaeontologists.
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Paul Wignall, professor of palaeo-environment at the University of Leeds, said: "They fed and spread. We think there were billions of them. Their fossils are everywhere."
They're feral pigs and they weigh up to 300kgs. If you walk into a group of males in the dark they explode off in all directions. If you're in the way you'll be knocked flying. Apart from that they pose little danger to pedestrians.
originally posted by: Kester
I'm just making hissing and growling noises, no words coming out.