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Old August 23, 2010, 12:24 AM   #1
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Pre-cooked boar. Be careful out there.

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Radioactive boars on the rise in Germany

When Georg van Bebber hauled back his wild boar from Ebersberg forest near Munich after a day of hunting, he was exhilarated about his impressive prey.

But before he could take it home, a Geiger counter showed a problem: The boar's meat was radioactive to an extent considered potentially dangerous for consumption. It needed to be thrown out and burnt.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100820/...ioactive_boars

Makes deer ticks and Lyme disease seem like a minor inconvenience
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Old August 23, 2010, 09:18 AM   #2
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I find it amazing that in a fairly small country that they could take 640,000 boar in one year.

With a bounty of 100-200 euros per hog, I bet a person could amost plan a working shooting adventure that would pay for itself.
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Old August 23, 2010, 10:31 AM   #3
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All the "pig ear" treats I buy for my dog are from German boars. I wonder if any of the exported stuff is contaminated. The problem with pet food in general is that there really aren't many controls or safety checks in place to guard against this and other contaminants.
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Old August 23, 2010, 12:01 PM   #4
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Why do you think Germany is a small country? It is actually pretty big - not US, Russia, China kind of big but still fairly good sized.
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Old August 23, 2010, 02:28 PM   #5
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Because it is only about 1/3 larger than Texas.

It isn't even in the top 60 countries size-wise. http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis...ntries_by_area
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Old August 23, 2010, 03:49 PM   #6
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When I was stationed in Germany them suckers was everywhere....quite scary when on guard duty at night.


By the way, germany is connected to the rest of Eur-Asia an I dont the they trifle with our geo-political boundrys..
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