Wild boar attacks

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Gunduz A., Turedi S., Nuhoglu İ., Kalkan A., Turkmen S.

WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, vol.18, no.2, pp.117-119, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1580/06-weme-cr-033r1.1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-119
  • Keywords: wild boar, wild animal attack, wild animal trauma, wild pig
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Attacks on humans by wild boar (Sits scrofa) are occasionally reported in rural areas of Turkey. While fatalities are rare, individuals may sustain significiant soft tissue trauma. Lower extremity lacerations of Lip to 10 cut in length and 4 cm deep were seen in the 3 cases reviewed. Injuries to the upper abdomen and chest occured in one case. Attacks frequently occur in forested areas covered by dense brushwood, and their incidence is increased during the rutting season. In contrast to other large, feral animal attacks, injuries sustained from wild boar typically are limited to the lower extremities. This case series examines 3 attacks by wild boar in rural Turkey.