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It's not literally wild boar, is it?

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It's not literally wild boar, is it?

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knucklesandwich | | Jan 4, 2013 06:01 AM

As far as I know, a boar is a feral adult male pig with a complete set of reproductive organs, an irrepressibly pungent animal that, dead or alive, can make anyone's eyes water.

So the stuff they use in restaurants, sell in overpriced butcher stores, make into artisanal salami, etc...can't be him, right?

So what is "wild boar"? Wild...sow? Wild prepubescent boy pigs? Wild eunuchs?

Is wild boar even wild? Wouldn't the incredibly wide range of things a genuine feral pig eats (pine tree roots, skunk cabbage, snakes, bear poop...they can't all live exclusively on wild acorns) make it a dicey food choice for anyone other than a well-informed hunter?

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