CALLICOON – Last week the wild boars were sighted in Equinunk, PA, across the river from Hankins. And on Tuesday, the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps crew got an up close and personal view of a …
CALLICOON – Last week the wild boars were sighted in Equinunk, PA, across the river from Hankins.
And on Tuesday, the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps crew got an up close and personal view of a five-foot long boar as he bolted across Route 97 in front of them.
The ambulance was travelling southbound on Route 97, just 1/4 mile past the former Delaware Valley School when the accident occurred at 7:35 p.m.
“It was weird,” one of the ambulance corps members said as crewmembers worked fast to move supplies from the disabled ambulance to a backup ambulance.
“He came off the hill and was right in front of us. He was that big,” the driver said, holding both arms outstretched as far as they could reach.
The crewmembers stopped and looked over the guardrails toward the Delaware River to see if the boar was there. But darkness and rain prevented any sightings. They then pulled the damaged vehicle up to a flat part of Route 97 and waited for their back-up to arrive.
Claudia Clark and her husband Scott were driving up the road in Delaware Ridge Estates, Callicoon on Tuesday evening when they say something crossed the street.
“It didn’t look like a deer,” Claudia said. “We put our bright on and saw it was a pig – a huge one.”
Claudia phoned a neighbor to alert her of the sighting and then texted a friend to ask if any pigs had escaped from any local farms.
The next day the friend sent Claudia the article from the Tuesday Democrat about wild boars in Equinunk.
“I knew it,” Claudia said. “People should keep their eyes open for more of them.”
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