One nutcase can ask more questions than ten nutcases can answer, lol....
..but how dangerous are wild boars, or should I say hogs? (I am talking about the good old European ones only.)
I have been camping out in the woods with lot's of wild boars around me at night time. There were so many of them and so incredibly close to me (some about 10 meters away.) I just love those animals. They are so loud and noisy. But also very food fixated (I don't know the proper word for it.) I worked with domestic pigs for a little while... It's amazing how they just seem to ignore everything around them when food comes into play! They just knock you over and go for it if they have to.
One time I got a little paranoid when I was surrounded by lot's of them while I was laying very still to see how close they would come to me. My bivac was in amongst very thick brush. I was afraid they might pick up the smell of food from my backpack and stumble upon me. What are the chances of an accident like that?
p.s.: I made a lot of noise and waved with my lighter to try and chase them away which helped a little bit. Enough to feel comfortable again. But what if I was asleep??