A hunter died after being attacked by a wild boar he had just shot at.
The animal severed the man’s femoral artery and caused him to bleed to death in the woods in front of his father.
The tragic incident happened earlier this week in the Grosseto province of the Italian region Tuscany.
Giulio Burattini had just shot at the boar and decided to approach it as it it fell to the ground as if hit by the bullet.
However, according to local reports, the animal then reportedly charged at the 36-year-old man and bit his right leg.
The wild boar severed the hunter’s femoral artery in the attack, which caused him to bleed extensively from his deep wounds on the ground in front of his father.
The emergency services and the forest rescue team were called to the scene, but they were not able to save his life.
It is being reported that the father has needed treatment for shock.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Grosseto was made aware of the incident and it decided an autopsy on the victim’s body would not be needed.
This is because the death of Burattini, who came from Castell’Azzara, was caused by a wild animal and there are no criminal implications.
He leaves behind his wife and a six-year-old daughter.
It comes after the Mirror was this week offered the chance to kill a lion for £73,000 at the annual Safari Club International (SCI) Convention
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However, critics argue little of the vast sums of money hunters spend protects wildlife as they claim but instead lines the pockets of corrupt African officials making a killing from the killings.
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