Police officer chases wild boar herd in Turkey’s south
MUĞLAA wild boar has attacked a police officer after he tried to take pictures of a herd in the Marmaris district of southern Muğla province, as he chased the animals into the forest with solely a rock in his hand.
The police officer, identified as M.G., encountered the animals in central Marmaris after they arrived in the district in search of food, daily Hürriyet reported.
M.G. saw more than 30 wild boars while on his way home in the Şirinyer neighborhood late on Sept. 27. He attempted to take pictures of the herd with his cell phone, but was noticed by one of the boars.
The animal started to run towards the police officer, prompting him to throw a stone at the animal.
“I was going home after working out. I suddenly saw up to 40 wild boars and was very surprised,” M.G. said, adding that he chased all of the animals into the forest.
“One of them started running towards me as I took my cellphone out to take a video and pictures. I stopped recording and started to chase the wild boar into the forest with a stone in my hand. In the meantime, the other wild boars were afraid and also ran into the forest,” he added.
Many wild boars head to the Armutalan and Siteler neighborhoods in the district, especially in the summertime, due to not being able to find food in the mountains.