I looked out my window and what did I see
but a hairy beast under the sycamore tree.
I saw his snout, and that tooth filled head,
eating a sedge from my garden bed.
I shouted, he snorted as I grabbed and pulled his hair.
Get away you beast, don’t come back, don’t you dare!
I let go my choke hold and his fur of bristles,
he ran to his boar herd through a field of thistles.
His story soon told that all boars should be wary.
Stay away from humans, they sure are scary.
Photo by James M. Curtis
(No animals were harmed during this photo shoot)