A wild boar has turned the tables on an Italian hunter after attacking him and severing his femoral artery, causing him to bleed to death in the woods in front of his father.
The hunting incident took place in the woods in the municipality of Castell’Azzara in the province of Grosseto in the Italian region of Tuscany on 19th January.
According to local reports, Giulio Burattini was hunting with his father when he saw the wild boar and shot at it
The boar fell to the ground as if hit by the bullet and the hunter went over to check.
The animal reportedly sprung to its feet and charged at the man, biting his right leg and severing the femoral artery.
The injured hunter bled profusely from his deep wounds on the ground in front of his father.
The emergency services arrived along with a forest rescue team. However, nothing could be done to save the 36-year-old man’s life. His father reportedly needed treatment for shock.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Grosseto was notified about the hunting incident and it was decided that it would be unnecessary to carry out an autopsy on the victim’s body, as the accident was caused by a wild animal and there are no criminal implications involved in the case.
Burattini, who came from Castell’Azzara, leaves behind a wife and a six-year-old daughter.