What is a "boar"?
A boar is a wild pig that belongs to the family Suidae. It is a large, robust, and muscular mammal known for its distinctive appearance and behavior. Boars typically have a stocky body with a broad head, a short neck, and a stout snout ending in a cartilaginous disk called a "gristle." They have sharp tusks that curve outward from their lower jaws, which are used for digging, rooting, and defense. Boars have a bristly coat of fur that can vary in color from dark brown to black, with a thicker mane of coarse hairs along their spine. Boars are omnivorous animals that feed on a wide variety of food, including roots, tubers, insects, small mammals, and carrion. They are known for their strong sense of smell, which they use to locate food sources, and their ability to root and dig in search of edible items.