Massive Wild Boar holds up traffic in the Forest of Dean
I love oddball news stories and, if it also features our animal friends, even better. Here’s one about a Wild Boar.
People come to the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire for many reasons. Some come as tourists and stay at our Forest of Dean Lodges, some as day trippers, cyclists, hikers, photographers, bird watching, the list goes on. Also, some come to see the wildlife in the Forest of Dean
Well, you can’t get enough of a good thing, can you? Checking through the news website Glocestershire Live, a massive Boar held up traffic in Blakeney, Forest of Dean, Gloucester.
The animal had gone walkabouts around the town, causing some concern to local residents. One woman wrote that she thought it was the same Boar that was in her garden that morning. Come on! How many of these porkers, especially that size, would one expect to see on any given day in Blakeney?
Wild Boar in the Forest of Dean
According to one local lady, there are ever more wild Boar in the Dean Forest, thus causing competition for food and so these animals are making more and more visits to the towns in search of a snack or two.
Wild Boar were once a very common site in England but were hunted to extinction over 300 years ago. Nowadays, there are populations of wild Boar in England’s forests due to accidental and deliberate releases from Boar farms.
Back in the 1990’s a large pack of wild Boar were illegally released into the Royal Forest of Dean and, by 2004, there were at least two breeding communities. Forest of Dean wild Boar are the largest populations in England.
If you are interested in these animals and want to read more about them, then, here is a link to a government website telling you all about these lovable but dangerous creatures. Link