Lot-et-Garonne: chased by dogs, a wild boar suddenly tumbles into his garden, an angry owner

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This Saturday, October 29, a wild boar, pursued by dogs, burst into the garden of a house in Fals. He jumped a barrier before turning around and fleeing through the garden of another house.

Sylvie is comfortably installed on the terrace of her house, in Fals, near Layrac, this Saturday, October 29, in the morning. She lives on the vineyard road, an axis that connects the town of Fals to that of Caudecoste. A residential area with several houses.

She is taking advantage of the pleasant weather to take a short break. Not in a limpid calm, she hears “as often on weekends gunshots”. Around 11:15 a.m., suddenly, she sees a wild boar “tumble into her garden, crossing the vegetable patch”. A scene that is accompanied by dog ​​barking. “The animal was angry, it was clearly visible”, explains the resident of Fals. The boar “jumped a barrier” to enter the private garden”.

The anger of the owner

For Sylvie, there is no doubt “the boar was chased by hunters during a hunt”. She continues: “it can be seen in the attitude of the animal. In addition, we could hear the dogs barking very little”. The owner of the premises “had the fear of her life”. “If I was in the vegetable garden, which is not even 50m from my terrace, he would run into me,” she adds.

After crossing the garden, the boar found himself “blocked by a hut”. “He turned around, he left the garden and crossed the neighbor’s garden to flee,” she adds.

She is furious: “How can we chase wild boars, even during a hunt so close to houses. It’s not normal and it puts us in danger”. She continues: “I go hiking, I avoid walking around during the hunting season, precisely because we don’t know what can happen”. Fortunately, no one was injured. Only the vegetable garden bears some marks of the passage of the hunted boar.

Beatings allowed

During the opening period, wild boar beats can be practiced without any particular conditions, every day. They do not have to declare the organization of these drives reserved for members of their association. However, the heads of hunting associations must declare the number of animals taken at the end of the season.

For the municipalities of Blanquefort-sur-Briolance, Cuzorn, Gavaudun, Lacapelle-Biron, Montagnac-sur-Lède, Paulhiac, Salles, Saint-Front-sur-Lémance and Sauveterre-la-Lémance, the drives can only be organized “on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays”. Information written in black on white in the regulations of the Lot-et-Garonne hunting federation.

There are also administrative hunts validated by the prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne. They are supervised by wolf-hunting lieutenants. In this period of open hunting, administrative hunts are very rare. They make it possible to provide a rapid reaction to a problem caused by big game.

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