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Wild boar
Sun 20-Jun-10
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JoannaS
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SandyC said:

We have just invested in post and rail fencing to keep the dogs in and the boar out. They are all around us and got to my morel mushrooms before me so last night I was dreaming of sausages but we cannot get the casings.As this is a muslim country the locals like to kill the boar but do not want to do anything else other than to sell them. Next time I hear of one I will take it "as is" and butcher it myself. Maybe a smoker is the next thing on the very long list of " to does"


 

When I was in Denmark I ordered these casings, they work fine and are dry so they keep well.

Mon 21-Jun-10
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Excellent thankyou. I shall get one of the kids in the Uk to order them and bring out when they come. The lambs may well join the boar in the freezer if I find them upstairs again. Now the weather is hot the doors and windows are all open and so free access. Despite a dog lying at  every doorway they still tromp through!

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Mon 21-Jun-10
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What a picture, lambs upstairs!  Big_Laugh

I'll try that again!

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Our neighbour here has told us that he has seen wild boar in this part of France, though I have never seen them. Thankfully.

Though we did rent a place (in fact very close to flooded Draguignan) a few years ago, and the wild boar were definitely in the grounds ...... a bit scary in the dark!

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Mon 21-Jun-10
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Better to find the lambs upstairs instead of the wild boar Whistle, I have seen about four wild boar on the way home from the airport one night. They are big beasts and I am glad I was in the car.Eeek

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Do they attack humans?

I'll try that again!

Mon 21-Jun-10
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You don't mess with them that's for sure. I do know one young lad who managed to kill two of them with a wooden pole but he was being pretty stupid and tried to chase them when they turned on him. He was lucky.Doh

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Lucky? Foolhardy, more like...

I'll try that again!

Tue 22-Jun-10
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Around here the locals are not afraid of attacks, I think the boar are more afraid and take off if approached but they only come out at night. The dogs sometimes bark and that scares them off and then there are just the scrap marks on the ground the next morning where they have been grubbing. Our biggest predators are the Pine martens...they will kill a complete hen house. At least the boar are veggies and it is only the mushrooms that I compete for.

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Tue 22-Jun-10
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The problem here is they have become quite tame because the hunters feed them over the winter and then don't kill enough of them through the year Steam. They can be quite aggressive when they feel threatened but yes by preference they will still run away.RunAway

Mon 28-Jun-10
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Hubby is here for a week so we tried the wild boar ribs yesterday. I roasted them in red wine, bay leaves,soy sauce, lea&perrins,garlic and s&p for 1 hour and then transfered to a low oven all night.Next day I added tomato sauce and herbs to the liquid and roasted again uncovered for ! hour to make a sticky sauce.....yummy.... seemed firmer than domestic pork but fell off the bone.

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Sounds good, Sandy, ..... mmmm yes!

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That sounds like an experiment that went wonderfully well Sandy.  WellDone

I'll try that again!

Tue 29-Jun-10
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Sounds fantastic, wonder if any boar might just wander accidentally into a big hole Whistle

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I don't know about big holes but we nearly had another this morning. Our dogs were going crazy and suddenly the boar hounds were at our fence. We rapidly got our pack into the house as the hounds had the scent. It was a little disconcerting to have guns that close to our house albeit that the guys are excellent shots. Unfortunately there was no kill here and they all roared off elsewhere. I did not realise that the boar were around during the daytime!

Just as well actually as I have no more room in the freezer until I process the 18kgs of cherries that I have pitted and frozen......getting close to never wanting to see another cherry!

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