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Personal logo jdginaz Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 4:11 p.m. PST

Almost poetic

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/04/25/wild-boars-overrun-islamic-state-position-kill-3-militants/100876844/

cloudcaptain25 Apr 2017 4:50 p.m. PST

That is AWESOME!

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 5:20 p.m. PST

I GOTTA game this!!

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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 5:21 p.m. PST

Aw gee. That's too bad.

Who makes 28mm wild boars?

FABET01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 6:40 p.m. PST

There's something incredibly ironic this.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 6:42 p.m. PST

Almost poetic?

I'd say probably fictional. Whilst not impossible, I find it hard to believe heavily armed militants would suffer three(3!) deaths from feral pigs. I think this is wishful thinking.

However, if the deaths occurred because of swine borne diseases:Leptospirosis, Brucellosis, Sparganosis, Melioidosis, Japanese Encephalitis, Murray Valley Encephalitis, Foot-And-Mouth disease (FMD), Nipah virus and Swine Fever: I'd be more convinced.

Personal logo jdginaz Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 7:44 p.m. PST

Not feral pigs, wild boar very different very dangerous animals. Also it was at night while they were laying in wait to ambush some locals.

Davoust25 Apr 2017 8:24 p.m. PST

wild boar with tusks can rip a man apart in seconds.

When I was 12-13, my grandfather took me to visit one of his brothers who lived in the wetlands along the Alabama river. When we arrived at his camp he was out deer hunting. About an hour later he comes home, bloody and pissed! He and a couple of guys were dragging a boar. Uncle Ike said "was driving with my dogs when this damn pig came charging out of the bush. Killed two of my dogs before I could shoot it. Fired til I was empty and the pig fell. Went up to slit it's throat and it tried to tusk me. Fire every damn shell I had into that bastard."

So yeah, boars can kill you quick before you know they are there. Unless you smell them first.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 8:29 p.m. PST

A wild boar, even a feral pig, is an enormous, dangerous beast, often massing over 300 pounds (or over 140 kg), and equipped with tusks that can disembowel a man in moments. They are also extremely aggressive, and their thick hides are possibly the closest nature comes to bulletproof. They will even continue to charge and fight after receiving mortal wounds. Google "boar spear" and learn why they have crossbars midway down.There's a reason a boar hunt was and still is a highly dangerous effort. (And why the University of Arkansas has the Razorback hog as its mascot.)

I'm not at all surprised that these monsters killed three ISIS maggots. We need to give those pigs medals, and import more into the region.

"Soooeeeeey!!!"

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 10:01 p.m. PST

You guys believe what you like. Sure feral pigs can kill people. I've been pig shooting.

However, this story is wishful thinking; a "news" outlet reporting an implausible third hand tall story.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 2:57 a.m. PST

It may be wishful thinking but the irony of pigs killing ISIS scum is wonderful.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

+1 ZuluPaul and Fabet01

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 4:22 a.m. PST

I'd much rather feel triumphant over something real.

eg:
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But for you fans of shlock-horror involving feral pigs:

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Highly recommended (lots of fun).

goragrad26 Apr 2017 9:36 p.m. PST

Poetic justice.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 2:32 p.m. PST

True or not pigs are bastards. Even the humble warthog is a animal both Hyanas and Lions respect. Quite a few lions and leopards have died or been seriously wounded trying to take down a warthog. And the wild boar is quite a lot bigger.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 7:10 p.m. PST

@ Gunfreak.

Surely dangerous. As I've said, I've shot them on a pal's farm in the Outback. Big females, if they think their litter's is danger, can be worse than the boars.

However, with this story, I don't smell a pig, I smell a rat. An unconfirmed story from the tribal enemies of ISIS where pigs, co-incidentally, kill staunch moslems? How…convenient. I think if you buy this story, you should contact me. I've got the Brooklyn Bridge up on the market for a once only price.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 9:56 p.m. PST

I'm reminded of the old maxim, "If it ain't true, it oughta be true."

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