Dutch town desires to stop ravaging boars
The Dutch town of Epe has announced to use drastic
measures to get rid of a group of wild boars pillaging the town at
Yesterday, the city council said it would revert to shooting the animals
within the city limits if conventional measures like scaring the animals off by
using fireworks and artificial light would not help to get rid of the animals at
The animals pay visits to the town
at night, searching for food, while demolishing gardens, parks and posing a real
threat for nocturnal traffic. Many inhabitants felt they had to build fences
around their properties for prevention purposes.
spokeswoman said, "In the past the boars stuck to the woods, but this year they
have found the town itself." The authorities estimate that the total number of
wild boars causing the problems is about 25.
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