22 Nov 2021

Barcelona authorities on a culling spree of wild boars

From Morning Report, 6:20 am on 22 November 2021

Barcelona has been besieged by packs of wild boars, and now local authorities are trying to curb the problem by going on a culling spree.

The wild hogs have become increasingly aggressive in recent months, as they roam the streets of the Catalan capital looking for food.

In September, pop star Shakira became a victim of a pair of purse-snatching boars, while she was out for a leisurely stroll with her eight-year-old son.

Carles Conejero is a wild boar expert with the Wildlife Ecology and Health Group and spoke to Morning Report's Susie Ferguson.