Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa)


Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa), originally uploaded by Ben909.

The wild boar (Sus scrofa) or wild hog, colloquially referred to as “the Boar,” is a species of a pig in the biological family Suidae and the wild ancestor of the domestic pig. It is native across much of Central Europe, the Mediterranean Region (including North Africa’s Atlas Mountains) and much of Asia as far south as Indonesia, and has been introduced elsewhere.
Although common in France, the wild boar became extinct in Great Britain and Ireland by the 17th century, but wild breeding populations have recently returned in some areas, particularly the Weald, following escapes from boar farms.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_boar

Not sure how the ‘blob’ ended up there, but I don’t think it detracts too much from the rest of the image.

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