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« on: January 09, 2008, 21:44 PM »
They are not to be encouraged to enter the city, (as the article says, they cause traffic accidents, destroy parks and get introduced to a junk food diet) but there is a nice photo here of a herd of boars peacefully grazing on the grass outside Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron hospital.

http://www.elperiodico.com/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=46&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=472969&idseccio_PK=1022

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 22:36 PM »
Thaks for that Lucy. Can't resist a Barcelona story

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 23:06 PM »
Only way to control the numbers is by experienced, professional, sensible hunters and generous helpings of estofado de jabali on the tapas menu's. The money raised by the trophy hunting could be put directly into conservation projects in and around Barcelona

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008, 00:10 AM »
Agreed, though on the edge of Barcelona there is the difficulty of hunting safely with all of us out on our bikes and thruching through the woods
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2008, 10:37 AM »
“Thruching” – it sounds like a mixture of different kinds of walking: lurching, tramping, rushing. Maybe also thrashing, when in the more overgrown parts.

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008, 11:39 AM »
That's the one. I have a friend who used to do cross-country races with a friend of his at night through the most overgrown and steep parts of Collserola, armed only with a headlamp. Basically like a pair of boars.
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008, 13:09 PM »
Lovely word! My dogs thruch around here all the time

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2008, 20:35 PM »
Today in the metro they’ve been playing a film about the Collserola boars – there’s scheme on to educate people about dos and don’ts.  The sound was off but I gathered there were some examples of what NOT to do: a group of neighbours looking on fondly as a boar, who seemed to be the barrio pet, tucked in to some food. The funniest was a mountain biker squirting a boar with water from his bidon.  The animal was frisking about like a dog – I had to get the train, so didn’t see if it had learnt to drink from the stream of water.