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We have evidence that there is a boar or boars snooping around. We cannot actually see them but worried that they will get into the garden and start digging, plants, lawn etc.
Does anyone know a foolproof way of getting rid of them aside from buying a shotgun!
I think you have four choices. Shoot them. Trap them. Obtain an electronic acoustic repeller. Hope they don´t do too much damage.
Build a wall around your property. They will tunnel under a wire fence.
We have a wall, but neighboring fazendas do not, and are not too badly affected.
And yes we have javali here, and I cross their tracks when walking the dog.
You need a license to hunt these animals.
Don’t dogs help keep them away?
Dogs, might have an effect for a short time, but if there is food for the boars, they will be back, and they are not scared of dogs.
@astridff Our dog makes a lot of noise when he hears anything in the garden.
Gerry says he has a low wall. Until the fire the other year the rear wall of our property was just over 1 cement block high, surmounted by a wire netting fence. No javali ever came in. (The wall is now 2 blocks higher as a fire break.)
He could talk to the neighbors and the Junta.
I remember when we had pigs on our Quinta, I went to feed them on day and found another mouth to feed. A young Javali had gotten into the electric fence but couldn’t get out. That young boar lived with us for 12 months and lived like our pigs.
once he got to age, with tusks, he ended up fighting our other boat for the ladies attention. With too many injuries, we decided it was time to do something and our neighbour was licensed to hunt. The javali did have a good life.
So I asked a Portuguese friend if he had a solution to the boars.
He said 'Do you have a gun?', I said no 'Do You?'.
He replied 'I'm not allowed have a gun because of this' as he pointed to his head.
I resisted the urge to ask the next question..............