WILD BOAR NUMBERS EXPLODE IN ITALY, AS WOMAN NEAR ROME LOSES GROCERIES
So I’ve been to Italy, twice. It’s amazing. But I’ve never been to Rome, or anywhere near there. I was in the countryside, for the most part, up north. Sure, I did all the big touristy things in Florence. But I spent most of my time on top of a mountain near farms. One night, coming home from a party, a friend and I nearly had some major trouble with a wild boar. As in, we thought we were going to die. Little did I know, but wild boar are a problem across Italy, even near Rome. Just recently, a wild boar herd harassed a woman and stole her groceries!
WILD BOAR CHASED WOMAN LEAVING GROCERY STORE IN LE RUGHE VILLAGE PARKING LOT
So this is a true story, which is, well, wild. Imagine walking out of a grocery store near the largest city in your country, only to have a herd of these aggressive animals scare you to death and steal your food! But that is what happened in the parking lot of a grocery store in the village of Le Rughe. 4 adult wild boar and two younger ones in training chased her as she backed away. She had to drop her bags of groceries to the ground to try to get away. The six tusky animals quickly went for the food.
EXPERTS SAY NO HUNTING FROM COVID HAS WILD BOAR NUMBERS NOW OVER 2 MILLION
The younger ones in training started eating what they could immediately. The more experienced and dangerous adults grabbed what they could and made off. Just last Fall, there was quite the brouhaha after police shot and killed a family of wild boar at a playground in Rome. Animal rights activists didn’t like that at all. But now, experts estimate Italy has over 2 million wild boar roaming the land, and cities. Because Covid, there has been a ban on hunting the aggressive creatures. Their numbers have exploded.
I, for one, would be happy to go back and enjoy a lot of boar meals in Tuscany to help out.