Basta! Romans Say Enough to Invasion of Wild Boars in City

Rome has been invaded by Gauls, Visigoths and vandals over the centuries, but the Eternal City is now grappling with a rampaging force of an entirely different sort: rubbish-seeking wild boars.

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Wild boars eat garbages near trash bins in Rome, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. They have become a daily sight in Rome, families of wild boars trotting down the city streets, sticking their snouts in the garbage looking for food. Rome's overflowing rubbish bins have been a magnet for the families of boars who emerge from the extensive parks surrounding the city to roam the streets scavenging for food. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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ROME (AP) — Rome has been invaded by Gauls, Visigoths and vandals over the centuries, but the Eternal City is now grappling with a rampaging force of an entirely different sort: rubbish-seeking wild boars. Entire families of wild boars have become a daily sight in Rome, as groups of 10-30 beasts young and old emerge from the vast parks surrounding the city to trot down traffic-clogged streets in search of food in Rome’s notoriously overflowing…

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