According to The Local, a group of amateur fishermen went out in their boat this weekend off the coast of Taranto in Italy’s southern Puglia region. They were most likely looking for some tasty seafood to take home with them, and they were shocked to see some completely different game swimming around in circles by the boat.
The fishermen decided to catch the boar, and after a few tries they managed to wrangle it onto their boat. The rescued boar was not sufficiently grateful, though, and spent the voyage back to shore attacking them and the boat.
“We tried to bring it back to the shore – and we eventually managed it – but the boar was very afraid and kept attacking our boat,” said one of the fishermen.“Once we got it to dry land it ran off into the pine forest – it was amazing."
The boar was lucky to encounter some friendly humans who were more interested in eating fish than wild game, but it should be careful in the forest, because there are other humans about and wild boar is delicious.
"I hope the boar realizes that hunting season has started,” the fisherman said.