Wild Boars Tear Up Swedish Golf Course
By mustang6560 on 9/29/11
The real life version of Carl Spackler lives in Sweeden. OK, I'm embellishing a little, but the chairman of the Domle Golf Club must have seen Caddyshack at least once or twice in his life.
A family of wild boars were wreaking havoc at the Swedish golf club and his solution was to bring in a hunter to shoot two of the piglets in an effort to scare off the rest of them.
”We hope that we are rid of them now, that the others were scared off for good,” said Malte Ottosson, chairman of the Dömle Golf Club, to The Local.The wild pigs sure did a number on the fairways and greens at the course. From the looks of it, you would think a lot more than just eight pigs caused the damage. I'm not sure how long the boars will stay away, but I imagine they'll be back soon to seek revenge.
In the meantime, the club is preparing for the next attack. They are going to install an electrical fence around the area of the course that was destroyed. And if that doesn't work, they're going to call the hunter back to finish the job. To get the wild pigs to come out, the club should ask University of Arkansas golfing alum John Daly to stop by after the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship so he can call the hogs--"Woooooooooo, Pig Sooie!" That oughta draw the little rascals out of hiding, right?
photo by www.huntfishguide.com
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Skunks and raccoons will also do a number on fairways when grubs are plentiful. They roll up the sod like little landscapers.
I honestly had a squirrel come down and take my golf ball before. I was pretty mad it was one of my best drives when i was learning to golf. Golf rules question though was i supposed to take a drop penalty?
@cvargo: I'm pretty sure you just replace the ball to its original location, no penalty.
@bkuehn: my home course had a big problem with skunks last year. They really tore things up. We were allowed a free lift out of damaged areas.
Matt F says:
That's a hell of a lot of damage. Looks like they were trying to make their own mud pit.
Torleif Sorenson says:
Whatever you do, don't let PETA or the animal rights activists in on this one; they will try to have the course managers crucified. :)
I am a PETA, Person Eating Tasty Animals.
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