Italian hunters from the idyllic town of Manoppello harvested a gigantic wild boar weighing more than 200 kilos, a record.
To TGMax Donato Esposito tells about it in great color and detail. “We knew we had shot something special but didn’t expect returning home with a 220 kilo keiler”! The adult male is estimated at five years of age.
To preserve the meat as cool as possible, the keiler is currently stored in a refrigerator. When it’s going to be slaughtered, the skin alone will weigh 60 kilos. The meat is used for meals, sausages will be made from the rest.
Eastern European Hybrid
“In 35 years of hunting, I have never seen or captured such a large specimen” says Esposito. The big tusks are neatly cleaned and put on a wooden board to keep a lasting memory.
The original native wild boar almost no longer exist. The current species was mixed with Eastern European boar, especially from Hungary, creating a much larger and heavier hybrid species. In recent years the hunters from Manopello already shot big boar weighing 190 kilos.