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#6523331 - 11/02/16 09:44 AM Severe Hog Headache!
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Betcha this piggy had constant migraines for a while! Shows how darned tough these animals really are!


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#6523394 - 11/02/16 10:23 AM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: mikei]
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Is that an arrow or fence post?

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#6523404 - 11/02/16 10:30 AM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: mikei]
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The guy that posted it claimed it was a three bladed broadhead!

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#6523405 - 11/02/16 10:32 AM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: mikei]
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That part of the scull is nothing but solid bone. There is nothing vital there, if it didn't create enough trauma to disrupt the brain its no surprise to me a hog could live with it.
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#6523423 - 11/02/16 10:42 AM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: mikei]
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Tough animals....would love to see the look on the hunters face when that pig ran off with his arrow sticking out of his head...... clap
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#6523432 - 11/02/16 10:53 AM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: mikei]
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Damn they're the living dead, or a Timex " Takes a lickin and keeps on tickin!" HA!
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#6523674 - 11/02/16 01:13 PM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: mikei]
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#6523809 - 11/02/16 02:15 PM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: mikei]
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#6524134 - 11/02/16 05:13 PM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: mikei]
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Originally Posted By: mikei
Betcha this piggy had constant migraines for a while! Shows how darned tough these animals really are!




As 'Redchevy' noted...IF that broadhead is as far back as it appears, then it would have completely missed the brain-pan of the skull.

If you look at this Hog skull I bisected....you will see that there an area to the rear of the skull (above and behind the brain pan) that is nothing but porous bone.








Edited by flintknapper (11/02/16 05:25 PM)
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#6524350 - 11/02/16 07:22 PM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: mikei]
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#6524486 - 11/02/16 08:16 PM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: flintknapper]
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Originally Posted By: mikei
Betcha this piggy had constant migraines for a while! Shows how darned tough these animals really are!




As 'Redchevy' noted...IF that broadhead is as far back as it appears, then it would have completely missed the brain-pan of the skull.

If you look at this Hog skull I bisected....you will see that there an area to the rear of the skull (above and behind the brain pan) that is nothing but porous bone.








So, no headache; just a a bit of blunt force trauma that he/she would have shaken off very quickly?

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#6524941 - 11/03/16 05:40 AM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: mikei]
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#6525558 - 11/03/16 11:41 AM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: mikei]
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Originally Posted By: mikei
Betcha this piggy had constant migraines for a while! Shows how darned tough these animals really are!



As 'Redchevy' noted...IF that broadhead is as far back as it appears, then it would have completely missed the brain-pan of the skull.

If you look at this Hog skull I bisected....you will see that there an area to the rear of the skull (above and behind the brain pan) that is nothing but porous bone.








So, no headache; just a a bit of blunt force trauma that he/she would have shaken off very quickly?


I don't think anyone can know for certain what the hog experienced. Logic dictates the animal might have suffered a 'shock' from the blow, possibly even 'disorienting' for a short period of time, but it clearly was not lethal wound. I am more surprised the wound site didn't cause a debilitating infection.

I've killed a number of hogs missing large parts of a leg, so perhaps their immune system is hardier than we might know.

I have to wonder how long the arrow 'shaft' remained in place? Did it immediately break off at the broadhead or the did the hog go around looking like a unicorn for awhile?
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#6525725 - 11/03/16 01:18 PM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: mikei]
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Cool euro mount for sure and... coolpics
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#6525739 - 11/03/16 01:28 PM Re: Severe Hog Headache! [Re: Sirrah243]
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Cool euro mount for sure and... coolpics
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