By Chris King •
Updated: 02 Jun 2022 • 14:50
In a video posted on YouTube, a man can be observed learning a quick lesson about nature. For some reason, he took it upon himself to film a warthog that he spotted wandering into an open area, while trying to befriend the creature at the same time.
It is not known where the footage was taken, but for any human being to ever imagine that they could ‘pet’ a warthog, then maybe it was filmed in ‘cloud cuckoo land’.
To be fair to the cameraman, the animal was actually sort of wagging its tail, and the man says “oh my goodness, he is huge”. Then as though it’s his pet dog, he says “hi boy” to the animal as it casually approaches him.
Now, maybe due to the fact that the animal had entered this public space, he thought that it was tame and ready to be petted. As an animal lover yes, it would probably be nice to pat the creature on the head, or give it a stroke.
In the audio, the man can clearly be heard asking his companion, “I wonder if we can pet him”. She, the sensible one, warns him, “Don’t do it!”. But, ignoring the woman’s recommendation, he keeps filming as the warthog comes right up to him. As you will observe by the images, the creature obviously charged into him, while making an angry squealing sound.
One thing is for certain, he never expected that reaction from the warthog. There is no indication of how badly hurt the person was, but he can be heard crying out for help towards the end of the footage.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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