An Arizona woman was taking her dogs for a walk when a wild pig approached.
Seconds after she picked up her dogs to protect them, 11 more javelinas seemed to appear out of thin air and surrounded Gordon.
“Typically, they don’t travel in that big of a pack, and when they do, they tend to be aggressive,” said Gordon, 34.
The attack was a blur, she said. One javelina bit her leg, which caused her to fall and drop the dogs. One or more javelinas had trampled her. Noticing that one of the dogs, Peatree, became a main target and was “being thrown like a rag doll,” Gordon ran to a neighbor’s home to call her husband, Greg, for help.
She’s now getting rabies treatment. Nice.
Reminds me of a post I wrote regarding a mountain lion attack in California back in January 2004 and the state’s suggestions to counter the threat that included:
“Do not approach a lion,” “Do not run from a lion,” and “Do all you can to appear larger.” Who the hell came up with these suggestions? PETA?
To their credit, they also suggest fighting back if attacked.
A hiker in Southern California used a rock to fend off a mountain lion that was attacking his son. Others have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools and their bare hands.
That’s not fighting back, that’s a desperate last-ditch attempt to continue living.
Pulling a gun and blowing the damn thing away is fighting back.
Meanwhile, Michigan is being proactive about the ferral swine threat: State encourages hunters to take aim at wild pigs