Wild Pig Suspected in Sonoma Attack

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011  |  Updated 4:10 PM PDT
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A wild pig is suspected to have bitten a 70-year old man near a Lake Sonoma campground.

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A wild pig is suspected to have bitten and wounded a 70-year old man near Lake Sonoma so badly that a helicopter evacuation was necessary.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the northeast corner of the lake on Wednesday morning after a man was bitten by some kind of animal. Wild pigs do frequent the area, and the list of other animal suspects is slim.

It was a Cal Fire helicopter that spotted the wounded man near the Yorty Creek campground area, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Once the man's location was pinned down, rescue crews reached him and got him aboard a helicopter to evacuate him to safety at 10:50 p.m., the newspaper reported.

The animal -- whatever it was -- is still at large.

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