The tracks are pretty big, sunk deep into the mud – indications that it was a pretty big animal.
There are numerous wild boar living in the hills around us. We have never seen one. They sleep during the day and are active only at night when they root for bulbs, acorns, fruit, fungi, insects, carrion etc.
They are the wild descendants of the domestic pig and look oddly squished, their bodies are flattened vertically to make it easy to run between trees.
5 to remember
el jabalí – the wild boar
el barro – the mud
las pistas – the tracks
las colinas – the low hills
hundirse – to sink [into something]
And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
Wild boar tracks #Wildanimals in #Spain via @Spanish_Valley http://wp.me/p3dYp6-84