Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Central European Boar

Driving on the Curonian Spit in Kaliningrad we encountered some central European boars (Sus scrofa scrofa), the nominate subspecies of 16 subspecies of wild boar. It is found in much of continental Europe and into Eurasia (Russia). 
None of the photos are particularly good. 
This is better focused, but the boar is shrouded by trees. 
Earlier in the year we encountered the Indian boar in Sri Lanka, a different subspecies. Comparatively, the central Asian boar is more strongly built, has a smaller head which is less pointed, has larger ears which are less pointed and has a concave instead of straight forehead. 
This photo is by Judy.
This is also by Judy, showing two boars. 

1 comment:

  1. They seemed much less spooked by our presence than the African boars. I wish we had gotten a better photo.