The boar lazes. The dried tree is a very pleasant place for him, here he can scratch himself, get rid of the old fur and leave his scent marks. The boar enjoys all these activities.
Trail camera video assembled by Kalle Pihelgas
Posted by the Team of the Animal of the Year 09.05.2017
It is good to see the cheerful boar. It means that some boars are still there in the Estonian forests. But how many – nobody can say precisely. ”The ASF plague ravages as before and a large part of the mainland is empty of boars,” says Tõnis Korts, manager of the Estonian Hunters’ Association and adds that the ´hunters too have many questions. ”As we see in the trail camera news, events in nature proceed despite the pest. Where there is a sow and a male boar left there are also piglets to see. But these are quite rare images. On Saaremaa and Hiiumaa boars may be encountered, also to a small extent in western
A good friend and hunter from Tartumaa proposed that all boars to be seen should be shot. It seems like a quite good idea. We never see all. Shoot the visible, weaker, less prudent ones. Sounds like something that tends towards what is called the natural selection. Maybe there is a kernel of truth here …? Go figure it out …