A husband and wife were attacked and injured, the husband seriously, by their pig at their farm in Townsend Tuesday evening.
Police were called to the farm in Townsend, Massachusetts, on Tuesday after reports a boar had attacked and wounded a woman.
A 38-year-old woman was found with lacerations on her body from an apparent pig attack and was taken to hospital for further treatment.
But less than two hours later, the pig is believed to have attacked the woman’s husband, leaving him with potentially life-threatening injuries.
The 50-year-old man was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Centre in Worcester and his condition has since been upgraded to stable, with medics expecting him to survive the attack.
The adult boar has since been put to sleep.
Police chief Robert Eaton Jr, from Townsend Police, said:” After conferring with authorities and the owner of the pig, the decision has been made to euthanize the animal and conduct a test for rabies.
“The rabies test is being conducted out of an abundance of caution.”