Dec 14, 2009

The Wild Boar is Back!

BRIGID OF IRELAND is set in the 5th century. There are many things about ancient Ireland that do not exist today. However, the wild boar is not one of them. Once extinct in Ireland, the animal has been spotted in several counties. One of its primary predators in Medieval times was the Irish wolfhound, which does not roam around hunting boars anymore. Farmers and naturalists are concerned about the reemergence of this beast. You can read about it here or here.

photo via creative commons by Dylan

1 comment:

  1. My daughter plays a neat old fiddle tune called Wild Hog.

    There are wild boars in south Georgia and Alabama. My cousin says they are Russian boars that people have smuggled in to hunt. They are pretty scary looking.