Wild Boars Attacking Horses in South Carolina

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has concluded that wild boars are responsible for five recent attacks on horses that have taken place in the last month in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. Horses that were attacked had lacerations on their hind legs and faces.

Joined by several other law-enforcement agencies, SLED concluded that these injuries were caused by wild boars based on video evidence, boar sightings and animal tracks consistent with the animals. SLED believes the horses were attacked as the boars were searching for food. SLED consulted with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and learned the boar population is currently mobile and searching for food.

Not all horse owners in the area agree with SLED’s conclusion; some feel that the acts are intentional and caused by a human.

The boar population in the areas has significantly increased in the last few years. The DNR has authorized daytime hunting of boars and will allow night hunting of boars with a permit.

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