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Boared to death

PHAYAO: An elderly hunter in Chun District was gored to death by a wild boar after shooting its mate and stealing their four babies, his neighbors said. In late March, Wun Sisan, 68, shot a female boar and collected its piglets to sell to villagers to raise at a cost of 1,500 baht each. About 10 days later, in the early evening of April 4, the little pigs were still penned up near his home when K. Wun heard the sound of a wild boar approaching, making sounds as if calling out for the babies. Not believing his luck, K. Wan took out a rifle and followed in hot pursuit. He finally got in range along a creek in a sugar cane field and blasted away, hitting the animal. Rather than roll over and die, however, the boar charged K. Wan, jumping atop him, gouging him with his long canines and trampling him under underhoof. Villagers ran to help, but it was too late. The boar had pounced and gored the last living breaths out of his assailant. K Wun suffered a deep wound to his heart from the canines and had been so badly mauled that doctors were unable to inject his remains with formalin to preserve them until his funeral. His corpse had to be placed in a refrigerator instead. The boar did not fare much better – it, too, died at the scene. By the time police came to investigate, the neighbors had already butchered the 120-kilogram animal and shared the meat among themselves.

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