What are the chances to escape from wild boar? Higher than you probably think. Although the habitat of this animal is wider than almost any other mammal on Earth. Wild boar rarely attacks humans. These beasts with fangs are more likely to rush away from you than rush at you. However, in a state of fright, especially if his pigs are nearby, the wild boar becomes much less friendly than a regular farm animal. And besides, he runs much faster than a domestic pig.
What to do and how to act if you are attacked by a wild boar, the risk of a meeting, assessment of the situation and further behavior.
Dwelling in large numbers in forests on several continents and increasingly found in suburban areas around the world, the wild boar has sharp fangs, a powerful protruding snout and a large head. These are tools that wild boar digs the earth in search of edible roots. And in case of danger, they become a deadly weapon of self-defense.
It is believed that wild boar, if provoked, behaves very fiercely and aggressively. Its jaws can easily crush bones, and the massive, well-protected front torso makes it immune to pistol shots. The rifle of a caliber of 7.62 mm in this case will be more reliable.
If you notice a wild boar in the distance, do not approach it. If the animal is near you, try to climb higher. To do this, a tree, car or large boulder will do. If you have been attacked by a wild boar, which can reach speeds of up to 50 km per hour, an attempt to escape from it will definitely fail. You just can’t do it.
But you can take advantage of the increased inertia (due to the large weight) of this beast and its poor maneuverability. It’s necessary at the last moment to bounce to the side, and then it will rush past you.
In a hopeless situation, fight with him. Try to shoot or hit him with a knife directly in the face, between the shoulder blades, in the stomach or in the axillary lymph nodes, which are located immediately behind his front legs. Do not let the animal tumble you to the ground. Try to stay on your feet at all costs. This will give you at least some advantage in the battle..
What to do if you are attacked by a wild boar.
Rate the situation. The risk of encountering a wild boar is higher at dusk and at dawn. If you are close to a wild boar, try to move away from it to a safe distance. Most often, people are attacked by these animals in the winter months.
Climb onto a tree, boulder or car. To be at least two meters above the ground. Large wild boars can, standing on their hind legs, reach quite high.
When attacking, bounce off the animal at the very last moment, Try to move like a matador. The main thing is to dodge his deadly fangs.
Fight back. Try to stay on your feet at all costs. Your shots or stabs should be as effective as possible. The head and withers of the wild boar are very well protected. Therefore, sometimes shots and stabs in these parts of his body are ineffective.
Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.