Gucci in the Roses59 viewsThe shadows from the rose bush almost make Gucci look like a deer or even a wild boar. Gucci was just sniffing the air, enjoying an English summer afternoon -- with some rare sunshine.
Our Newest Addition - Wild Boar1073 viewsHaving obtained our License to Keep Dangerous Wild Animals from the Malvern Hills District Council, we have just purchased a wild boar, sow, and four wild piglets from Cleeve House Farm. Here's the boar as he took his first prowl around his field.
Wild Boar's Snout5080 viewsLook at the length of his snout -- almost longer than his body.
Wild Boar246 viewsLooking quite content in the tall grass.
Wild Sow Sleeping in the Tall Grass235 viewsLooks more like the African jungle than sunny Worcestershire. The wild boar wrap themselves in tall grass, and almost make a nest for themselves.
Richard Chamings (right) and Big and The Wild Boar317 viewsOur newly-arrived wild boar has a prolapse, possibly from all the rich, new grass at his new home. Here Big (left) and our vet, Richard Chamings operate on the boar's rear. Tranquilising a wild boar proved to be quite a challenge: he just didn't want to lie down.
Richard Chamings Performing Surgery on the Wild Boar419 views
Wild Sow Enjoying the Summer Afternoon283 views
Richard Chamings With the Spring Hypodermic Needle412 viewsGetting close to the wild boar proved to be quite a challenge. Richard was finally able to to administer the tranquiliser using a spring-loaded syringe.
"New" Wild Boar488 viewsWe picked him up on August 27 2005. The existing wild sow doesn't really like him, but so far he's kept his distance and there haven't been any real fights.
Wild Boar Feeling Frisky4037 views
Sunflower259 viewsThis sunflower -- and only this one -- is growing along the fence in the wild boar field. The pigs haven't even touched it.