Wild boar in Germany adopted by herd of cattle

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In this Oct. 28, 2015 file photo a young boar stands amongst cattle in a pasture in Moerel, northern Germany. The wild pig in has decided to give up its “boaring” life _ leaving the forest to live with a small herd of cattle in their pasture. (Markus Scholz/dpa via AP, file)
A young wild boar sniffs at a cow on a meadow in Moerel, northern Germany, on October 28, 2015. The wild boar has joined the cow herd a month ago and has been accepted since then as member of the group. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MARKUS SCHOLZ +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A young wild boar stands between cattle on a meadow in Moerel, northern Germany, on October 28, 2015. The wild boar has joined the cow herd a month ago and has been accepted since then as member of the group. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MARKUS SCHOLZ +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A young wild boar sniffs at a cow on a meadow in Moerel, northern Germany, on October 28, 2015. The wild boar has joined the cow herd a month ago and has been accepted since then as member of the group. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MARKUS SCHOLZ +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A young wild boar stands between cattle on a meadow in Moerel, northern Germany, on October 28, 2015. The wild boar has joined the cow herd a month ago and has been accepted since then as member of the group. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MARKUS SCHOLZ +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A young wild boar stands between cattle on a meadow in Moerel, northern Germany, on October 28, 2015. The wild boar has joined the cow herd a month ago and has been accepted since then as member of the group. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MARKUS SCHOLZ +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A young wild boar sniffs at a cow on a meadow in Moerel, northern Germany, on October 28, 2015. The wild boar has joined the cow herd a month ago and has been accepted since then as member of the group. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MARKUS SCHOLZ +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A young wild boar stands between cattle on a meadow in Moerel, northern Germany, on October 28, 2015. The wild boar has joined the cow herd a month ago and has been accepted since then as member of the group. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MARKUS SCHOLZ +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)
In this Oct. 28, 2015 file photo a young boar stands amongst cattle in a pasture in Moerel, northern Germany. The wild pig in has decided to give up its “boaring” life _ leaving the forest to live with a small herd of cattle in their pasture. (Markus Scholz/dpa via AP, file)
A young wild boar sniffs at a cow on a meadow in Moerel, northern Germany, on October 28, 2015. The wild boar has joined the cow herd a month ago and has been accepted since then as member of the group. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MARKUS SCHOLZ +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A young wild boar stands between two calves on a meadow in Moerel, northern Germany, on October 28, 2015. The wild boar has joined the cow herd a month ago and has been accepted since then as member of the group. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MARKUS SCHOLZ +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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BERLIN (AP) — A wild pig in Germany has decided to give up its "boaring" life — leaving the forest to live with a small herd of cattle.

Farmer Dirk Reese told the dpa news agency Monday the boar, which he nicknamed "Banana," has been living with the eight cattle for more than two months on his property north of Hamburg, not far from the Danish border.

Reese says Banana has been effectively adopted by the cattle — "He's fully integrated into the herd, which is fascinating."

Reese says Banana has achieved something of a celebrity status in the area, so he's not worried that the boar's life in an open pasture might make it easy prey for a local hunter.

He says that "this pig has a special status."

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