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Wild boar kills Italian hunter in front of his father after shooting the animal

Wild boar kills Italian hunter in front of his father by biting his leg and cutting an artery after he thought he shot and killed the animal

  • Giulio Burattini, 36, was fatally bitten by wild boar while hunting in Italy
  • He and his father were in the Pigelleto di Piancastagnaio reserve in Tuscany
  • Giulio, a seasoned hunter, landed a shot at a wild boar and approached his prey
  • But the beast sprang to his feet and fatally bit him as it severed his femoral artery



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A wild boar turned from the hunted to the hunter after fatally biting an Italian man who had shot at it for sport.

Giulio Burattini, 36, bled to death in front of his father while the pair were hunting near the Pigelleto di Piancastagnaio nature reserve in The Italian region of Tuscany last Wednesday.

Giulio had landed a shot at the wild beast, which, according to local media, fell to the ground as the hunter went over his prey’s check.

But to the Italian’s surprise, the boar shot to his feet and bit the top of his right leg as he approached, severing his femoral artery and killing him.

His last desperate message was reportedly a warning cry to his friends via his walkie-talkie: ‘Help, help, I’m dying’.

Forest rescue teams and emergency services rushed to resuscitate the 36-year-old, but he had lost too much blood and died in front of his veterinarian father, who was said to require treatment for shock.

Giulio Burattini, 36, bled to death in front of his father while the pair were hunting in the woods in Castell'Azzara in Italy's Tuscany region last Wednesday.

Giulio Burattini, 36, bled to death in front of his father while the pair were hunting in the woods in Castell’Azzara in Italy’s Tuscany region last Wednesday.

Grosseto’s Public Prosecutor’s Office declined to investigate the matter, saying the accident was caused by a wild animal and there were no criminal consequences for Mr Burattini’s death.

According to local media reports, Giulio, a seasoned hunter, was out with family when the couple tracked down and saw a wild boar on Wednesday afternoon.

Giulio reportedly landed a blow on the animal, which sank to the ground as if it had been hit by a bullet, but was attacked when he went to check the boar’s condition.

Giulio (pictured) had landed a shot at the wild beast, which collapsed to the ground as the hunter went over his prey's check.  But to the Italian's surprise, the boar shot to his feet and bit his right leg as he approached, severing his femoral artery and killing him.

Giulio (pictured) had landed a shot at the wild beast, which collapsed to the ground as the hunter went over his prey's check.  But to the Italian's surprise, the boar shot to his feet and bit his right leg as he approached, severing his femoral artery and killing him.

Giulio (pictured) had landed a shot at the wild beast, which collapsed to the ground as the hunter went over his prey’s check. But to the Italian’s surprise, the boar shot to his feet and bit his right leg as he approached, severing his femoral artery and killing him.

It is believed that he bled profusely from the deep wounds inflicted by the boar and died before medics could reach him.

Burattini, from Castell’Azzara, leaves behind a wife and a seven-year-old daughter.

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