They descend on towns and villages […] They occasionally attack humans. But perhaps most dangerous of all, the marauders carry with them highly radioactive material.
As Japan prepares to lift some evacuation orders on four towns within the more than 12-mile exclusion zone around the Fukushima plant later this month, officials are struggling to clear out the contaminated boars.
[they] also expressed concern that returning residents may be attacked by the animals, some of which have settled comfortably in abandoned homes and have reportedly lost their shyness to humans.
The local authorities in towns across Fukushima have hired teams of hunters to cull the boars. It is unclear whether those efforts will pay off, or whether they are enough to persuade former residents to return home.
The local Fukushima government recently published a guidebook of suggestions to help officials tackle the wild boar problem, including building special traps and using drones to ward off the animals.
« It’s important to set up an environment that will make it tough for the boars to live in, » an official told the Yomiuri daily.
[Radioactive Boars in Fukushima Thwart Residents’ Plans to Return Home sur NYTimes.com]
Après s’être accaparé des terres et avoir été suffisamment stupide pour se les être rendues soit même inhabitables, s’obligeant à les quitter à la hâte et laissant la Nature refaire son œuvre, voilà que l’Humain souhaite réacquérir son bien au prix du sang et des crépitements des compteurs Geiger.