Friday, October 17, 2008

Note to self: Taser no good on wild boars

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — While normally effective on people, a Hernando deputy learned the hard way that Taser stun guns do not work very well on wild boars.

The sheriff's office reported that Deputy Joseph Tibor responded to complaints of an "extremely large pig" tearing up a resident's yard in a Brooksville neighborhood Tuesday morning. He quickly found a 450-pound boar rooting up shrubbery and threatening a water fountain.

The animal then flashed his tusks toward onlookers. Tibor tried to stop it with his Taser, but the 50,000 volts had no effect on the animal.

The boar was eventually corralled into a neighbor's trailer.

In Hawaii they have a similar animal. The amazing thing is the Macadamia Nut rests in a shell that takes a vice to open, not just any vice, a special vice made for to crack the nut. The only other thing that has been able to open a Macadamia Nut is the Hawaiian Wild Boar. I don't think I'd ever want to get to close to one of those things jaws. Thank heavens I've never seen a live one up close and personal.

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