Now it's no 30-50 feral hogs running into the yard while your small kids play, but there is thought to be one large male boar on the run in Kerry following six others being caught.
The people of Kerry have been asked to report any sightings of the animal and to not approach it themselves if they do come across it (not even for an insta with the caption "ran into my ex!" - you've been warned).
The boars are actually a native species of county Kerry but have been listed as alien due to potential negative impacts to agriculture. As a result, six of the seven boars have been "dispatched humanely" including four females and two piglets. It'd kind of break your heart though, look at the lil guys just out for their big walk in the countryside.
.@Johncarmodyirl has been telling @jerosullivanRK that the wild boar/feral pigs should not have been killed. Kieran Allman took this photo on Monday of the animals in the Cordal area. pic.twitter.com/4qaMgmyidq
— Kerry Today (@kerrytodayrk) June 17, 2021
They were here for a good time, not a long time and as you can imagine, a large male boar does not simply run wild through Kerry without inspiring a tweet or two:
Absolutely love that the advice on @morningireland about the wild boar in Kerry is DO NOT APPROACH IT.
Like, what do they think people are gonna do start going pssshpssshpsssh to it like a pussy cat to try get a tub of it’s tummy or what?!
If I see a wild boar I’m legging it.
— Anne-Marie McNally (@amomcnally) June 17, 2021
Large male boars in Kerry?
I'm fairly sure I've dated all of them. https://t.co/7AZX4Iw7u5
— Ruby fan account (@MedievalDuffer) June 16, 2021
He's just having an outdoor summer like you told him ffs https://t.co/eyh0m47Gpo
— Neil Jackman (@JackmanNeil) June 16, 2021
Get back to me when there’s 30-50 https://t.co/HtYKXTrmSu
— Sarah Breen (@SarahJayBee) June 16, 2021
And of course, a substantial amount of tweets likening the boar to members of a certain family of flat cap wearing politicians, but we wouldn't be getting involved in all that now.
Header image via Radio Kerry