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Jemma and Roger Vine were walking in the Lydney Park estate in the Forest of Dean when a boar charged their 13-year-old springer spaniel Oddie, hurling it into the air and ripping open its side.
Oddie only survived after emergency surgery.
A couple have been describing how their dog Oddie was gored by a wild boar - which then attacked them.
Jemma and Roger Vine were walking in the Lydney Park estate in the Forest of Dean when a boar charged their 13-year-old springer spaniel, hurling it into the air and ripping open its side.
The dog only survived after emergency surgery.
One minute she was toddling along beside us, the next she was being thrown up into the air by the boar, screaming in agony...
Police are warning the public to beware after a wild boar went on the rampage - attacking a couple and their dog.
The group were walking along a footpath on Ayleburton Common, part of the Lydney Park Estate, when the boar charged from the undergrowth, leaving the springer spaniel with a broken leg and other severe injuries.
Leaving the dog for dead, the hog then tried to attack the woman, and it was only when her husband beat it off with a branch that it finally left.
The gamekeeper on the estate has been informed and he said he believes there is a female boar with a young family on the estate, which may explain the violent behaviour.
Police are advising all walkers to take care when walking on the estate - and in wooded areas generally -and to ensure their dogs are kept well under control.
A wild boar has been spotted in Edge End, Coleford today with an arrow sticking out of its leg.
Gloucestershire Police are warning the public not to approach the animal as it could be dangerous, but are appealing for information about the attack.
Shooting any animal with an arrow is illegal in the UK.
A baby wild boar is being looked after in an animal sanctuary after she was found close to death in the Forest of Dean.Read the full story ›
A cull of wild boar in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire is taking place in a major bid to reduce their numbers.
The Forestry Commission says the population has expanded rapidly and the animals have damaged farmland, parks and roadsides.
They've carried out annual culls on boar on public land for the last six years but usually keep a closed season in the spring and summer. This year, they've decided to extend the cull into March to try to reduce numbers further.
Earlier this year a man was killed in a motorway crash involving a wild boar that had strayed onto the M4 near Swindon. His car hit the animal before colliding with a lorry.
A motorist was killed when their car crashed into a wild boar and was then hit by a lorry.
The incident occurred on the M4 in Wiltshire between J17 and J16 yesterday evening.
Police say the driver of the car died at the scene. The driver of the lorry didn't need any hospital treatment.
A new campaign group in the Forest of Dean is vowing to disrupt the cull of hundreds of wild boar this autumn. Their numbers have soared since they first appeared seven years ago, when a small number were introduced illegally. Saboteurs plan to use tactics adopted during the badger cull.