Boar-n to be wild
Hunter becomes hunted when wild pig escapes dogs, attacks
A ROUTINE evening of hunting with his mate turned into a night one man will never forget.
A black and white, 100kg-plus wild boar broke free from hunting dogs and grabbed onto the man’s hand, and flesh and bone were no match for the jaws of the boar.
After two surgeries, the man is still fighting to save his thumb and the use of his hand.
RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew was called to fly the man from Eidsvold Medical Centre to Bundaberg for surgery.
Wayne Sparrow Normally the boars will use their tusks to rip but if they bite they can hang on and not let go
AWILD boar has viciously attacked a man, almost taking off his hand.
Ricki Krause was hunting near Eidsvold on Thursday morning when his dogs trapped a 100kg-plus hog.
But as Mr Krause neared the beast, it tossed the dogs aside and attacked his arm.
The pig latched onto Mr Krause’s hand and pulverised flesh and bone until he broke free and killed the animal.
Mr Krause’s mother, Bev Krause, said it was lucky her son was hunting with his best mate Raymond Blucher.
“Luckily Raymond was with him because I don’t think he would have been able to get to the doctor on his own,” Mrs Krause said.
The bite caused multiple fractures to Mr Krause’s hand and severe injuries to his thumb.
An RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew was called to fly Mr Krause from Eidsvold Medical Centre to Bundaberg.
A spokeswoman for the emergency service said in addition to the fractures in his hand, the man suffered severe tissue damage in his thumb.
Senior Parks and Wildlife Ranger Wayne Sparrow said feral pigs were animals that could be incredibly vicious.
“And when they are cornered they will lash out in an unpredictable manner,” Mr Sparrow said.
“Normally the boars will use their tusks to rip, but if they bite they can hang on and not let go.”
Mrs Krause said her son had been to surgery for the injuries.
“They are waiting to see if there will be any infection from the bite of the pig,” she said.