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Pigs, bears among recent animal sightings on golf courses

One of the reasons we love golf so much is that the course has wide open spaces for us to enjoy the outdoors.

This also applies to wild animals.

Over the past few days there have been incidents of wild animals getting a little too close to be comfortable on the golf course.

A bear was spotted at the H. Smith Richardson Golf Course in Connecticut, according to an article on

Described as a juvenile black bear, he did no harm and encountered no one, but golfers and dog walkers were alerted to take special care.

The site says there have been 39 reported bear sightings this year, but people should expect those numbers to drop as winter sets in and bears enter their homes. dens.

Meanwhile, at Lightcliffe Golf Club in Halifax, about 3.5 hours north of London, matters were more serious when a pair of wild pigs, described as wild boars by some witnesses and Vietnamese pigs by others , stormed a golf course and injured two golfers. According to Halifax Mailthe two went to the hospital for tetanus shots after the animals charged at them and scratched their legs with their crooked teeth.

The pigs were first seen on Sunday before returning this week. They also caused a bit of chaos on some streets in the neighborhood. A man walking his dog reportedly used a child car seat to help steer one of the two beasts into an animal control trailer.