hogs oh my
I'm an avid mountain biker. The county park I ride in most often ( Harvey Bear, in Santa Clara County CA) has a very healthy population of wild pigs. I see them often, also wild turkey, deer, and the odd coyote, and a couple of rattle snakes. The pigs have never given me any reason to fear them, in fact once they determine I am human they run off. Its quite a site to see five or six sows with 20 to 30 piglets streaming across the hill side. If it were legal I would carry some sort of small handgun, not because I need protection from wild animals, but simply because I feel best when armed. Under present circumstance armed means a folding knife in my pocket. The knife is no defence against wild pigs, but at least I feel somewhat armed.