I don't see where the cutters have been cut off. It's not a big boar and they don't always have big cutters. We caught one that didn't look like it had any cutters - see photo:
You had to open the mouth and lift the upper lip to see very small cutters on it.
No way from that photo you are judging can you say or even assume the cutters were cut off IMO. To me it looks like a young, small boar and I'd bet if you would have to open it's mouth and lift the top lip to see small cutters just starting out.
Also, I know of no one who cuts off the cutters of a hog when they test them in a pen. Never seen it or heard of it...not that it doesn't happen but it's not a common practice IMO.
You can't tell by the photo if the dog tracked the boar down and caught it or not...it's just a photo of the dog on the ear of the boar - period. YOU may doubt this dog tracked it and caught it by the photo but I doubt you would know the difference by a photo.
Not all hunters put cut gear on their dogs. Some find that cut gear limits a dog's movement to the point it does more harm than good. The dogs in the photo I posted don't have cut vests.
No other dog or helper???? Here is a photo of Rosa being separated from a hog that she caught BY HERSELF:
She was about 10 feet away from the photo of the other hog I posted that had 3 dogs on it. Note that Rosa has a cut collar but no vest.
Only a couple of the dogs that were there had cut collars on - the rest had no cut collar or vest.
And I can assure you that neither hog was caught in a pen...both were tracked and caught by the dogs.
I don't see any red flags in the photo that was posted....none of the "fishy" things you see....just a dog holding the ear of a boar like the dogs are doing in the photos I posted.
Just my 2 cents for what it's worth.
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