Troubled Start of September

Wild boars crossing our road. Photo taken by LadyDuck last winter.
@LadyDuck (171364)
Switzerland
September 2, 2016 7:25am CST
If you have not seen me around yesterday, it's because I had a difficult start of the month. When I and opened a web page, the Avast antivirus blocked that page, warning about a virus, that it fixed. I opened a new tab, but I received the same message, surely something was wrong. I unplugged the LAN cable, to avoid to contaminate the others computer in the house. I spend the whole morning scanning for viruses and cleaning my computer. Early in the afternoon, I went out for my scheduled cleaning teeth session. Back home, I was ready to open myLot, when I heard a loud noise coming from the main road near our home. I hear more noises, so I went out to check. All my neighbors were already there. Someone, driving a SUV had hit a wild boar, that was lying dead on the asphalt. Someone called the police. They came with the rangers and the local vet. It took about one hour to remove the animal and clean the road, and finally everything was back to normal. How did your month start? I hope better than mine.
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@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
2 Sep 16
I'm glad that you are savvy enough to know what to do when you have computer problems - I wouldn't have a clue. September certainly started badly for that boar I'm feeling a bit bereft as my daughter has just returned to her home in Thailand after spending the summer here
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
It is so longtime that I use computers that I know what to do and when I do not know, my husband knows. You are right it was not a good start for the poor boar and it is not for all the boars, because this is the season they are killed to make sausages and salami. I am sorry that your daughter is back to Thailand, I am sure you miss her.
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• India
3 Sep 16
@JaboUK Sorry about your daughter's return. It was a long visit , wasn't it ? You will miss her.
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@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
3 Sep 16
@responsiveme Yes she was here for 4 months - I'm not sorry that she's gone, it's her life and I want her to be happy. I'm just a bit sad for myself, but she'll be back again next year.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
2 Sep 16
if this incident happens in a village in China, the locals will take choppers and chop pieces of the wild boar for dinner. They probably will have a bonfire, and have a village party to cook the wild boar.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
This was what the two guys in the SUV wanted to do, get the boar and forget about the accident. My neighbor, who is a policeman, was there and he called his colleagues. I suppose the driver has been fined.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
2 Sep 16
@LadyDuck Wow, I wonder if they purposely want to kill the boar and get free meat for a whole month!
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
@scheng1 This is something one of my neighbor thought, but looking at the damages that their car got I believe it was cheaper to buy the meat.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
3 Sep 16
Oh, look at all the babies! How cute but I can see how they would be a hazard to drivers. My month has started off pretty good as I am finally approved for financial aid.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
The babies are cute, the big males can be very aggressive and dangerous. Anyway the driver was fined because he was overspeeding. Those young people do not pay attention, it would have been a kid instead of an animal.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
4 Sep 16
@LadyDuck I have heard that the adults can be aggressive, especially when they have babies. If the driver was speeding, he definitely should have been fined. I agree that it could have easily been a child running in the street.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 16
@simone10 If you look at my photo, one of the female looked at me while I was shooting. I took the photo and I quickly run back to my home.
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@much2say (40065)
• United States
2 Sep 16
I hope all is ok with your computer . . . it irks me to get those messages but thank goodness for antivirus!! And poor wild boar - oh gosh he must have been struck hard - that must've been quite a scene!! Yesterday was a busy, busy day - but not a terrible one. It was so busy that I had forgotten it was the start of a new month !
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
I hate when I see that my computer is attacked, thanks to Avast that it's a great antivirus. I felt very sorry for the poor boar, those stupid guy was speeding too much, the scene was not pleasant, but his car was a mess. It will cost a lot to repair the car and I am sure he also got a high tickets from the police.
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@much2say (40065)
• United States
2 Sep 16
@LadyDuck You remind me I need to do some computer scanning and cleaning too! We don't have big animals like that here - I cannot even imagine ever seeing a boar in our streets. I assume they are quite sturdy creatures . . . I hear deer can do some big damage to cars, so I don't doubt big boars would do the same.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
@much2say We also have deer, they are not as heavy as the boars, but they can also make a great damage to a car.
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@crossbones27 (20779)
• Redlands, California
2 Sep 16
My month is not great either and I do hope all gets better. By the way wild boars pretty much roam everywhere. They are some of the truest smart animals. Show the world respect and the world feeds you.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
We have many wild boars roaming on the hills around our village. They usually only come down in winter when there is noting to eat in the woods. They can do a lot of damages in the gardens, it is the reason why the municipality have asked to everybody to put fences.
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• Redlands, California
2 Sep 16
@LadyDuck Are you saying wild boars are getting Trump with it? Do not answer but one day that will be funny. Our times our sad we cannot laugh at jokes like neighbors.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
@crossbones27 I have to ask to the boars if they are getting Donald with them.
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@BelleStarr (39594)
• United States
3 Sep 16
Mine was pretty uneventful compared to yours. We went out to lunch and to buy some chemicals for our pool.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
I hope not to have other exciting days like this one. Now I am so stressed about the virus that I run a virus scan every morning and every evening.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
2 Sep 16
So far no viruses and I have not killed any boars.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
In my opinion the virus is something that tried to hide in the browser add-on. Looking at the files that were fixed/deleted most of them were .js, so I suppose java scripts ready to harm the computer. It's the first time in years that I almost get a virus.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
2 Sep 16
@LadyDuck I usually have a backup of C: drive so that I can completely overwrite it if necessary.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
@Asylum I have a backup of C: too, just in case I cannot recover using an antivirus.
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@toniganzon (53231)
• Philippines
3 Sep 16
Well, no virus on my side, no accident of some sort in my neighbourhood. My September started calm.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
I have checked again this morning and it seems that there are no traces of virus left. I will not go to the wild boar festival tomorrow, I fear that the poor boar will be part of the stews.
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@toniganzon (53231)
• Philippines
3 Sep 16
@LadyDuck Poor boar.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
@toniganzon I agree, I am surely not going to the festival.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Sep 16
In texas the board would have vanished then you'd smell bbq on the wind. those things can be scary though, I know someone who totaled their truck hitting a big one
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
Our closest neighbor is a policeman, so he stopped the car and called the police. It is illegal here to kill a boar and dispose of the animal. People eat wild boars meat also here in Switzerland. The wild boar festival in our village is tomorrow.
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• Centralia, Missouri
3 Sep 16
@LadyDuck if one hits an animal and reports it, they can often have special permission to have the meat, saves on cleanup and makes use of something rather than wasting it. but one isnt to go out and try to run over animals to get that permission lol
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt Even if you kill a boar and report, you cannot take it, they have to be tested by the vet, because we had the big Chernobyl problem many years ago in Europe and some animals still show traces of radioactivity, especially boars and deer. It could be very dangerous to take the animal and eat the meat.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
2 Sep 16
Past three days have been hectic and mostly unproductive for us. We have been looking out for a place to stay and you know how difficult it can get finding one which suits your needs and budgets. We do hope to find one soon. And then it will be packing and relocating, getting the phone, internet and other stuff transferred to the new location.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
Hello, I am so glad to see you around. I know how difficult it is to find a place to stay and the pain that a move is. I wish you the best of luck to find something you like.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
2 Sep 16
@LadyDuck Thanks Anna. We are surely going to need lots of wishes :)
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
@thesids I will keep you in my thoughts.
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
2 Sep 16
I thought only wild boars roamed the streets in Africa - it seems you have them in Switzerland too!! shame what a sad thing to happen
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
We have plenty of wild boars here and the next Sunday there even is the wild boar festival in front of the Town Hall. They offer boar stew with polenta and wild boar salami and sausages. They have read meats, but the taste is more or less the same as pig, but more lean meat.
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
2 Sep 16
@LadyDuck that I cannot eat - any family of the pig is poison to my system
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
@Inlemay My husband does not eat pork, so I suppose he cannot eat boar too.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
2 Sep 16
@LadyDuck sorry to hear that your day went askew. I hate it when I end up having to scan for virus's and clean. Poor boar. It sounds like quite a day. Hope today is better.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
Yesterday it was a better day. I was so sorry for the poor boar. It is possible it would have been killed anyway for the boar festival (that is tomorrow), but I felt sad seeing the boar killed.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
3 Sep 16
@LadyDuck I always feel bad when an animal comes to a bad end like that. It seems to show that the area for these wonderful creatures is becoming taken over more and more.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
@HazySue I think that people should drive more carefully. The cat of one of my neighbor was killed some months ago. They do not know who can cross the road, it could also be a child. People are careless.
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@cacay1 (33190)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Sep 16
Are those in your photo boars? First time to see them better. Why did that SUV driver kill the boar, so pitiful.I am happy that you were able clean your computer through VAST. Mine too,AVAST anti virus.My first day of the month of September was not also fine. It's a long story to tell , so tiring problem.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
Yes those in the photo are female wild boars with their piglets. The males are bigger and have very long teeth. The boar crossed the road while the SUV was coming, the driver had no time to stop, but he was fined anyway because he was speeding too fast. I am sorry you also had a hard first day of September.
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@cacay1 (33190)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
7 Sep 16
@LadyDuck Thanks, at least I see picture of this animal. I do not know if the meat of this could be eaten,lol.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
7 Sep 16
@cacay1 Yes, we eat boar meat here in Switzerland, is very similar to the pork meat.
@sallypup (28053)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Sep 16
I'm sorry for your troubles. I love the photo.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
Thank you, the piglets of the boars are cute, but the boars can be pretty dangerous.
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@sallypup (28053)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Sep 16
@LadyDuck I've heard that. Have you seen the vintage movie Old Yeller? The yellow dog saves the boy from fierce and scary wild pigs and almost gets killed while he is at it.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
@sallypup No, I have not seen the movie, but I know that a boar can easily kill a man.
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@akalinus (20153)
• United States
2 Sep 16
I had trouble when I changed to Avira. They blocked myLot. I knew it was a safe spot because I had been on here a while already. I had to declare it as an exception or something. Don't remember exactly what. I went through the same thing with Avast. I started the month in the middle of a hurricane, so it can only get better from here. Right?
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
I have no problems with Avast and myLot, but I have uninstalled Avira because it's a heavy program and it slowed down too much my computer.
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@akalinus (20153)
• United States
3 Sep 16
@LadyDuck It pretty much blocks everything but even then, I get the occasional virus/malware.
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• Japan
2 Sep 16
Oh my! I would have no idea what to do about either a computer virus or a boar! There are wild boar in the mountains in Japan and one of my acquaintances was injured on his leg by one. But there are none in the city, thank goodness!
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
I have cleaned the computer and it seems that there are no more traces of the virus. Usually the wild boars stay in the mountain and they come down only in winter, when they have little to eat. I do not know how this one was here. I wonder if it escaped from an enclosure, because tomorrow there is a wild boar festival in the village.
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@sol_cee (16906)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
2 Sep 16
A wild boar in your area! Wow.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
There are plenty of wild boars in the mountains here in Switzerland, time by time they come down.
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@moffittjc (44667)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Sep 16
I started the month dealing with Hurricane Hermine, which wasn't as bad as we thought it would be, although I now have a leak in my roof that I must call a roofer out to fix. Friday night, all the electronics in my truck stopped working, which means I will now have to spend a fortune to have the electronics repaired/replaced in my vehicle. I went to the University of Florida football game last night, and it poured down rain on us the entire game! Not only was I soaked to the core, but I was freezing cold and shivering! I would have never thought in a million years that I would be shivering in Florida in the summer! I'm now hoping I don't get sick as a result.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 16
Your start of the month has been worse than mine. I hope that the worst is over for you too and that from now on it can only be better.
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@moffittjc (44667)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Sep 16
@LadyDuck I hope so too! After the loss of my dad a couple of weeks ago, I need some good things to happen in my life!
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 16
@moffittjc You are right, the bad moments in life always all come together.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Sep 16
You have had an upset start to the month. I'm glad we don't have wild boar around here - well we do but they usually stay deep in the forests.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 16
The boars usually come down only in winter, when there is nothing to eat in the forests. We all have fenced gardens to avoid damages, when they enter a garden the dig up everything.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Sep 16
@LadyDuck I can imagine they would create havoc in a garden. If you leave them alone do they ignore you? I'm wondering how aggressive they are.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 16
@JudyEv Boars have four very sharp tusks up to five inches long, that can severely injure or even kill a human. They are aggressive by nature, that can decide to attach if they think that you can be a treat. My husband has scolded me for having taken this photo, it is true that the boars run faster than I can run.
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@alberello75 (18426)
• Genova, Italy
3 Sep 16
The beginning of each month, for me it is always positive because I take my allowance. But apart from this speech, our dog got sick. Transported to the vet, it seems that now its conditions have improved considerably.
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
Poor dog, do you know what happened? May be something that the dog has eaten, I hope he is fine now.
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@alberello75 (18426)
• Genova, Italy
3 Sep 16
@LadyDuck Now it's fine, thank you, it had a fever
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@LadyDuck (171364)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
@alberello75 We have a weird weather, few cool days and now hot again, even the animals suffer.
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