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Entire families of wild boars have become a daily sight in Rome, as groups of 10-30 beasts young and old emerge from the vast parks surrounding the city to trot down traffic-clogged streets in search of food in Rome's notoriously overflowing rubbish bins.
Posting wild boar videos on social media has become something of a sport as exasperated Romans capture the scavengers marching past their stores, strollers or playgrounds.
According to the BBC, the vocalist was attacked in a Barcelona park and is the latest victim of aggressive hogs that have invaded the Catalan capital in recent years. Boars are listed among the world’s most invasive species and can survive in almost any environment but have increasingly been drawn to urban areas where they live off garbage discarded by humans.
The AFCD said it plans to conduct monthly operations to capture wild boars with dart guns with anaesthetics for humane dispatch.
It pointed out that some wild boars have gotten used to wandering busy urban areas and roads to find food.
The department said that injuries linked to the animal have also been on the rise, with an average of 10 cases per year in the past three years.
These boars are big, around the size of Rottweilers, and travel in packs. They are smart enough to break into gardens and trash cans, and can potentially turn violent.
Dealing with them is difficult, with Haifa residents having formed "pig patrols" to combat the boars. One resident actually created a 3D-printed whistle to deter wild boars.
Wild boar bites police officer‘s leg, butt in bloody attack
Three police officers, along with personnel from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), were responding to a report about an injured boar on Tin Hau Temple Road when the incident happened. Two of the officers were equipped with shields.
While the boar was initially calm and hiding in a bush, it suddenly leapt at an auxiliary police officer—who did not have a shield—and knocked him over, biting his right calf and butt. The boar then ran towards the edge of a residential car park and fell 10 meters to its death.
. . . the Hong Kong Wild Boar Concern Group says humane dispatch is just a means of taking the lives of innocent animals
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It urged the authorities to maintain its control strategy of giving contraceptive or sterilisation treatment to the boars
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The group also said the government should organise planting activities to create a better living environment for wild animals so that they won't venture away from the countryside as often.
. . . a team of experts . . . is exploring the potential to bring back . . . wild boar . . .
'Wild boar bit part of my finger off'
'Ferocious' boars who roam the Forest of Dean transformed into lovable piggies who will eat out of tourists' hands
His dentures and pieces of his body were found by a family member in the pig enclosure, but the rest of his remains had been consumed.
Simply raising your voice or lightly hitting your pig will be remembered by your pig for a long time. Pigs have great memories and can feel grateful for good things but can also hold grudges.
While many research papers are trying to explain the reasons for growing populations, and their associated problems, it is hard to find scientific information on possible solutions.
originally posted by: F2d5thCavv2
a reply to: ElGoobero
Goob, they're not as bad as urbane bores, of which one finds far too many in cities!
Had boars and fox on our street in Europe last winter. Pigs grow larger than one might think.