Viewing Report

Sighting Year
2001
Category
Sighting
Nearest City
Marysville
LAT/LONG
Country
United States
State
California
County
Describe what you were doing at time of sighting
Boar hunting
Describe what you heard / found / saw
I was hunting with my cousin (who would like to remain anonymous) near a place called spenceville. Inwas exited because there was a lot of fresh sign and you could just tell there were a lot of wild pigsnrunning through the area. I set up about half a mile from my cousin on a granite rock formation Whichnstands about 15 feet high or so. The only way to get to the top was to shimmy up a good sized oak treennext to it.i was in position on a shelf about half way up the rock over looking a clearing that led downhill 300 yards or so to a small pond. After about two hours of waiting, I decided to move closer to my cousinnwhen I noticed movement near the pond. I put my rifle up to my shoulder and looked through my scopenand saw what I thought was a large boar or sow drinking from the pond. I was waiting for movementnfrom the animal so I could get a clear shot, when all of a sudden, whatever it was stood upright on twonlegs and pulled a tree branch from overhead. I remember a sudden feeling of sheer terror and my bodyntensing up, but I dont remember pulling the trigger. My gun did fire though which not only startlerd menbut scared the animal pretty good too. It turned, looked my way, and emitted the most terrifying cry Inhad ever heard. it started high pitched and wound down to a low glutteral roar. the next thing I knew itnwas running away from me at a high rate of speed, crashing through the bushes towards the valley.Myncousin who had heard the shot came to find me bone white and shaking like leaf. the only reason henbelieved me is because he heard the animas cry also
Describe the time of year and the environment
mid august, hot afternoon. The terrain is grassy with a lot of oak trees and areas thick with tallnchapparal and manzanita. occasional rock formations throughout.
Have there been any other reports ro talk in your area
I havent heard of any
Additional comments
I would like to go back but my cousin now lives in Tennessee and no one I now know likes to hunt. Onlynhe and I know what happened that day, and I will not go unarmed or alone.
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