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Ice skaters use 'boar curling' to rescue stranded pigs from the ice

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Ben Hooper
Ice skaters on Lake Baven, south of Stockholm, use poles to push stranded wild boars from the ice to land. JukinMedia video screenshot
Ice skaters on Lake Baven, south of Stockholm, use poles to push stranded wild boars from the ice to land. JukinMedia video screenshot

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A group of ice skaters in Sweden discovered four boars stranded out on the ice so they used poles to push the animals back toward land.

The group, who were taking an ice-skating tour on Lake Baven south of Stockholm, were recorded on video using trekking poles for the "wild boar curling" rescue.

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The skaters theorized the boars were apparently trying to escape from a small island on the lake after running out of food.

Jacob Konig, who recorded the video, told the Natursidan website the boars were sliding around "like Bambi on slippery ice" when the group found them.

The group said they were able to push all four boars back to the mainland. They said they used the poles because some of the boars reacted aggressively to the rescue attempts.

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