Video: Hunting Wild Boars with Monkeys

   02.25.15

We are not entirely sure of the context of this video, but it appears to show hunters in Africa using a unique method of harvesting wild pigs. The hunters toss monkeys at a pack of wild pigs, which are eventually caught and “ridden” by the monkeys—whether this is done to slow the pigs down, confuse them, or otherwise drive them toward the hunters is unclear. The pigs are then captured by the hunters with nets. This certianly seems like a lot more work than using a rifle, bow, and a whole host of other tools, but as the old saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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