Maine wildlife staff want to know how a Eurasian wild boar with long, thick hair and 2-inch tusks ended up in Somerset County recently.
“He was typical of what you’d see if you watched a wild hog hunting show,” he said. “He was thick and deep through the front part of his chest area with a narrow back, not like a normal domestic pig. The head is quite a bit different, with a sloped head, not a pronounced stubby nose.
“It definitely has the traits of a Russian Eurasian boar. It was much different than a domestic pig. This hog has thick, thick hair, more like a wild animal would have.”