This was no ordinary road kill.
State police say a 200-pound Russian wild boar was euthanized after being struck by a vehicle on Route 2 in Lancaster this week.
That was a big surprise to state wildlife experts. While some wild boars are known to live in northern New England, they say there is and never has been a native population of feral swine in Massachusetts.
Chester Hall, a hunter from Royalston, told the Telegram & Gazette that he was offered the carcass to use for coyote bait. He described the animal as having a hump on its back and a long snout, saying it resembled a "werewolf."
Hall says a wild boar can be "nasty and aggressive" in the wild, adding that he'd rather meet a 500-pound bear in the woods than a wild boar.
Instead of using it as bait, Hall told the newspaper he will make steaks, pork chops and sausages from the carcass.