9 thoughts on “Wild boar nuisance”

  1. I’m not at all surprised about the spooked horses: quite a few of them cannot stand pigs. I had to find a route round a pig farm when I was riding my mare, she was extremely reluctant to go anywhere near it.

  2. I didn’t know that horses didn’t like pigs, Araminta. Boxer should have been more wary of Snowball and Napoleon!

  3. Sheona: You forgot to mention that wild boar tastes very good when cooked 🙂

  4. Four-eyed English Genius :

    Sheona: You forgot to mention that wild boar tastes very good when cooked :-)

    So culling them could provide food, just as our ancestors would have used them. Yes, very tasty, Janus. I remember eating a picnic including wild boar sausage in the Parco della Giara di Gesturi nature reserve in Sardinia and glancing anxiously round in case any aggrieved relatives appeared to complain!

  5. Orwell was utterly urban, mainly lived in London but for many years rented a cottage on one of the Scottish Islands. Evidently tried to plant roses there!!! Needless to say, not a success, so I should think his rural skills were nil to none at all!

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