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Wild boar (Sus scrofa) is a species of pig, including many subspecies, and part of the biological family Suidae. It is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig, an animal with which it freely hybridises. Wild boar are native across much of Northern and Central Europe, the Mediterranean Region (including North Africa's Atlas Mountains) and much of Asia as far south as Indonesia. Populations have also been artificially introduced in some parts of the world, most notably the Americas and Australasia; principally for hunting. Elsewhere, populations have also become established after escapes of wild boar from captivity.

We were walking along a route in the hills between Ansouis and Pertuis, when we suddenly heard some snoring behind us. There were at least four wild boars where we just had walked. They were not more than twenty metres from us. They seemed quite curious and even friendly. I had plenty of time to take pictures. You can see more in the WS:s.

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