Hunter dies in Germany after wild boar he was trying to shoot attacked him

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Police in say a hunter has died after being attacked by a he was trying to shoot.

The 50-year-old man was on a boar hunt with a dozen others near the north-eastern town of Greifswald on Sunday when he was attacked by the male boar.

Witnesses reported that he fired off a shot and then moved into some reeds, where he apparently encountered the pig.

About 500,000 wild boars are killed each year in Germany. Photograph: imagebroker/Alamy

Police say the man suffered serious injuries to his left thigh and fell into nearby water. He died at a hospital and has not been identified.

Police say the boar’s whereabouts are unknown, and it is not clear if the animal was injured.

About 500,000 wild boars are killed each year in Germany. Experts say that is not enough to stop the population from growing.

This article was first published by The Guardian on 04 Dec 2017.


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Gordon Spears

Death to the pigs!

June Bullied


Imran Khan

Wow wonderful

Grace Neff

Men of two different Nations cannot get along peacefully so I guess it is just in mans nature to kill whatever gets in their way. In this case the animal fought back.

Deanna Joy Sabourin

He got what he deserved, they say karma is a bitch.

Marilyn Ashman

No Love Loss from me!!!. I hope the Boar Survived! And I Hope Karma Follows any other fun loving Cold Hearted Asshole Hunters!!!!.

Anne Grice

Every action of evil has consequences! Wild life are having so much distress from man and their evil weapons so this happens! Should happen more to send a message to humans that killing wild life is jsut as despicable!

Helga Scholte

No empathy here (although OTHERWISE my empathy is a real one, and I FIGHT for the helpless who cannot defend themselves!)

Nina Stavlund

There’s Karma for you.

Carol Corey Leuenberger

That’s the risk you take when you try and kill wild animals. they are only trying to defend their lives.

Ausra Dwyer Gasilioniene

this MADE MY DAY, wish all animals can save their lives that way…hands of of nature …human destroy nature faster than it can recover itself….

Alessandra Ferrari

Glad he died!

Alessandra Ferrari

So very pleased about it!

Ausra Dwyer Gasilioniene

me too….MORE THAN HAPPY….waiting more such news :-)…happy happy happy dance…we won…

Michele Jankelow

Sorry no empathy here! Hunters mercilessly set about killing animals in the name of fun! Appalling! Disgraceful! Natural justice! How can he not be identified as the report said he was with a dozen others! All very odd! Hope the boar is not suffering gun shot wounds and in agony somewhere in the forest!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

team boar!

Gitte Løyche

Karma in action!

Irena Nieslony

If you kill, you should expect that there is the possibility of being killed. Serves the hunter right. Karma.

Denise Hufer

Hunting in Germany is a hobby sport, masked as a cultural and historical necessity which actually dates back – in it’s present form – to Herman Göhring. It is very brutal, not only unnecessary but actually destructive, even though it is sold as nature conservation. However, trying to abolish it is like running against a very solid wall consisting of high standing and powerful people (lobbyists, politicians especially CDU/CSU and FDP, CEO’s, lawyers etc) who all enjoy this blood sport, and make sure it is accessible to the masses. It is a very lucrative business, involving the weapons manufacturers, agriculture… Read more »

Marilyn Leybra

Thank u Denise. This exact same money oriented, destructive-to-nature practices exists in U.S., ‘overseen’ by so-called learned, pHD’d wildlife biologists for not only boars but same for all wildlife species. Supposedly educated as the ‘authorities’ & paid by the public, woking as ‘biostitutes’ to precisely ‘not’ tell naive public truth that u explain perfectly here.

Jerry Schudda

Denise, I would be curious where you obtained all of your information on the wild pigs of this area. If 500,000 are killed/harvested each year(that’s a staggering number)please tell me if starting now no more were ever killed just what would happen to the pig population and just how long do you think it would take for the NATURAL cycle to rectify itself?

Denise Hufer

“There is no darkness but ignorance” W. Shakespeare, and all the more so if ignorance is actively reinforced and falls on complacency. It is frustrating.

Paul Troalic

Sad that this had to happen, particularly for his family. But people that kill must expect the worst can happen to them.


I’ve got no sympathy for the death of another scumbag that gets pleasure from killing wild animals !

Lois Carol Wessels

Karma works!

Linda Kane

Karma is wonderful!

Sue Lesmond
Sue Lesmond

Excellent news.The only good hunter is a dead one.Hunt the hunter.An eye for an eye!

Adrian Fox

Half a million boars a year die just from shooting, not to mention thousands more in traffic collisions; yet it is news that one man dies.

Chandra Kulupana

Very GOOD! That is what you call KARMa on the spot!