The boar of Mammoli

The boar of Mammoli is an animal sturdy, stocky, with a rather large head, short neck and massive and short legs.
The head has the shape of Subcon and elongated snout is prolonged into a mobile that ends with a cartilage disk, hairless and rich in glands.

Snout protruding canine teeth, fangs elongated, much larger in males than in females.

The eyes are small and placed laterally.

The trunk is long, more developed in height and width.

The limbs are short and slender.

The body is covered with bristles, dark, longer on the back and neck.

These bristles are accompanied by a flannel end, longer or shorter depending on the season.

Wild boar live in the forests of Mammoli and Mastiano dry over the Castello di Mammoli are generally smaller than those living wetlands, in fact living in the wild are smaller and darker than those originating from Central and Eastern Europe.
The wild boar of mastiano and mainly nocturnal, spending the day resting in secluded areas, warm and sunny.

This animal usually remains faithful to a territory well defined, but is not strictly settled, in some cases makes long journeys and often changes the area of ​​residence, at night it is easy to meet them along the path that connects Suite Accommodation with the Castello di Mammoli.

When he can, he loves rolling in the mud (unusual) to combat the nuisance of pests and find refreshment in the summer months.

During the cold season of the wild boar Mammoli lives in burrows dug in the ground and specially padded substances of plant origin: those of females and children generally have a round shape and can accommodate up to fifteen animals, the males are elongated, with a thick substrate and they live normally one animal.
In the past this was suida Lucca in all but disappeared in today's many hills surrounding Lucca.

The boar Mammoli is currently very popular in the hills of Morianese, where it causes major damage to the original fauna.
The wild boar hunting in Mastiano has always been viewed as a knight.

In the past, he went hunting with the crossbow or the so-called "dagger of the boar," which consisted of a shaft with a double-edged steel tip, fitted with a hook eight centimeters long and located at the tip of the tip, long thirty.

This weapon was used to strike the boar when they rushed to hunters, who placed the animal front trying to guide the iron to hit it above the breastbone to reach the heart.

Currently, hunting is practiced as a selection, the times and manner permitted.

The feeding of wild boar differs depending on the area and with the seasons.

Through analysis performed on stomach contents of specimens of wild boar have mastitis, it was observed that the wild boars eat, as well as large quantities of acorns and beechnuts, fern and plantain (Plantago), and many varieties of herbs and mushrooms.

Besides food vegetable dish out food of animal origin: the carcasses of rabbits, deer, or deer, various species of rodents, small birds and eggs hatched on the ground, herons and cormorants fell from the nest, lizards, snakes, frogs, live fish and dead snails, all possible varieties of insects and their larvae also feed on crabs and worms.

In densely grown wild boar of Mastiano can cause serious damage, both for what it eats, and for his work as a digger.

A curiosity: never, as this year, were so numerous and intrusive.

Yet it is not easy to see them!

They move mainly in the twilight hours following specific pathways, which have proved to achieve their most desired destinations: orchards, vineyards, hazel.

Castello di Mammoli Luciano the gardener seems to perceive the smell of wild claims that come up at 19.00 at night will entertain swallowing food and grunting.

Sometimes trying to drive them clapping their hands, but not always slow to take effect.

Remain there regardless, owners of the land, eating their meal to satiety and then retired into the thicket.

The damage to agriculture could be substantial!

This year a family of wild boars, just before the harvest, stormed the near vineyard of the Agricultural Villa Volpi leaving only a few bunches.


















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