Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Not A Pig In A Poke But In Your Face

NH woman's car hit by a escaped boar on interstate
Nov 04 2009

NEW LONDON, N.H.— New Hampshire wildlife officials said a boar that ran into the side of a woman's car on Interstate 89 in New London most likely escaped from a private game preserve. Becky Field said she didn't realize her car had been hit by a boar until a state trooper told her after her vehicle was damaged on Sunday night.

Fish and Game Wildlife Chief Steve Weber said boar are not native to New Hampshire, but they are stocked at the 24,000-thousand acre Blue Mountain Forest and Game Preserve, based in Croydon, two towns away from New London.

He said most boar sightings are animals that have escaped from the preserve.

Weber told the Concord Monitor there's little danger the boars will expand into a wild population.


Information from: Concord Monitor,

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