Wild boars of Barcelona

Barcelona is one of biggest city in Spain and even in Europe, with an estimate 4.7 Mil people living in its extended urban area, a top touristic destination at Mediterranean sea. What is less known to non-residents is that the woods around the city are home to a growing population of wild boars, which normally, as night approaches, they come out to feed, sometimes even reaching urban parks, round-abouts and other populated area! While some of us enjoy their company, the phenomenon is quite an anomaly, a very adaptive animal multiplying above natural limits. Maybe it is time for authorities to think about re-introduction of natural predators, best suggestion would be the lynx (due to its shy nature, it would do all possible to avoid contact with people, while its relative small size would guarantee no danger to humans in case of crossing paths)! That is surely a more efficient and ethical solution instead of hunting, which is the existing preferred method, due to obvious reasons: material profit for local authorities budgets!

4 thoughts on “Wild boars of Barcelona

  1. I should not like to come face to face with a wild boar. Thank you for visiting my blog. I shall have a good browse around yours, it looks fascinating. I assume you are doing a world tour or something? You seem to have been to a lot of places!


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