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wild boar

This media shows the nature reserve in Vienna  with the ID 1.

Wild boars are hunted all across France, and in many places are a serious nuisance, digging up truffles and wrecking vineyards. They have even been known to corner you in your garage, as two city dwellers in Cahors recently experienced.

They are very clever at evading the hunters, but when they do get nabbed their meat is made into sausages, or civet, or daubes, or grilled, or roasted, Obelix style.

repas de chasse menu

Attend a repas des chasseurs (’hunters’ banquet’) and you’ll see! But generally preferring sanglier to venison, hunters rarely share it unless they really like you, so it’s not easy to find.


Text © Dana Facaros

Images by Leyritz, Valentin Panzirsch