Spotted a wild boar on Mt. Taebaeksan on Friday morning.
And I lived to tell the tale.
Photos of Korea
Wonder what the boar posted on his blog after seeing a hulking waygook in a hanbok creeping up on him through the brush.
Wild boars often roam South Korea, North Korea, Japan and China.
It’s not mating season – so you should be safe from attack, just be careful
of the tiger which is probably stalking it.Here is a wild boar in a “mart” in South Korea and another in a Japanese mart – http://www.japanprobe.com/2010/10/10/when-wild-boars-attack/
Just as in ‘Once There Was a Hushpuppy’…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFFiaTOAWIc
That’s awesome. There are signs up all over the place on hiking trails warning of wild pigs, but I’ve never seen a trace of one. I saw one in Indonesia though. Nice picture.
Kewl sight! i’ve only seen a few, in all these years of hiking. it was probably hungry, to be roaming out in the snow so high up…
I’ve never seen one in the wild. One of the biggest let downs about hiking in Korea is how little wildlife you see out there. I suppose that the numbers were never able to recover after the country’s starving post war years. It’s good you kept your distance, wild boar are quite dangerous and tough creatures.
A boar that had come down from the mountain to a friend’s neighbourhood in North Seoul to go ‘dumpster diving’ chased off a load of police, it charged them and they only had airguns. The airguns just pissed it off, so it charged the cops, apparently it was like a scene from the ‘Keystone Cops’ or something. I’d have loved to have been at the event.
I like game, they’re cool things, they add to the environment and they often taste delicious. What’s not to love about wild pigs or other game creatures?
Did it give you eye contact, as you took the photo?
That reminds me–I wish the movie Chaw was still up on YouTube. I saw it on a plane ride to Korea a few years ago–fun stuff!
The lack of wild animals in South Korea makes me sad. I remember being so excited when I saw a coyote from my car window near Griffith Park in Los Angeles. There are also wild deer running around all over the place on Fire Island and they have no fear of humans. Is post-war hunger really the reason these animals have disappeared? If that’s the case, North Korea must have no wild creatures at all.
I hope the guy in Robert’s picture is finding enough to eat this winter. He probably doesn’t appreciate being called “game”.
C’mon . . . when in Rome, do as the Romans . . . and say “굴굴.”
I don’t live in Korea or know Korean.
Wild boar is good eating!
Use to know some guys would hunt them with a spear…of course you have to put a T across the spear shaft so when you stab them the don’t continue to run up the shaft and gore you…..
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