Howdy. It's been a while. I still enjoy my BK9s thanks. Here's a pic of the last boar I caught on a neighbour's property. After many nights of empty traps, I was pleased to hear noises in the undergrowth as I walked along the trapline. I was carrying my little Rossi .22 LR single shot.... a safe, light rifle and ideal for a trapping tool (you will see that I apply tape over the muzzle to stop junk and rain getting into the barrel). Generally a trapped boar of any size will lunge at me when I get close. I had my rifle ready. From a safe distance, I could see that the boar was caught on the back leg which is a bit unusual. Mostly they seem to get caught by the front leg. When it saw me it gave a mighty lunge downhill... not in my direction thank goodness. The snare cord snapped and it was gone. I was philosophical about the loss. There were several more traps I hadn't yet checked, and it was good that there was finally some hog activity in the area that I have access to. And I was lucky... if the pig had charged at me, neither a 40 grain .22 bullet or a BK9 were the ideal means to prevent a collision. And because I do not generally use locks on my snares, it was likely that the noose would have dropped off after a short time. The noose was made from soft braided nylon cord with a breaking load of maybe 550 pounds. I walked further along the track and heard more crashing. I crept along the trail and found another big black hog caught in a neck snare. I shot it immediately and it dropped on the spot. Then I saw the broken noose on the back leg. It was the same boar. The neck snare had closed partly over the face of the boar.... I guess it was a bit small for this big animal to get his whole head through. Best wishes from New Zealand, Stephen Coote.