“Radioactive wild boars which are ‘breeding like rabbits’ are overwhelming the Fukushima Nuclear disaster zone.
The boar population, which has increased by 330 per cent in the four years since the disaster, has been devastating the crops of farms in the area.
Around 13,000 of the boars are in the exclusion zone, which stretches in a 12-mile radius from the plant.
Since the nuclear disaster of 2011, damage to agriculture caused by boars in the area in north Japan has doubled to around £10.6million, according to The Times .
Boars also pose a threat to public safety, and have reportedly injured local residents while roaming the streets of towns nearby.”
“Scientists from the Fukushima University Environmental Radioactivity Institute, who have been researching the spread of radioactive materials in the disaster area, said the boars have been raising their litters in abandoned houses.
Assistant ecology professor Okuda Keitokunin told Mainichi newspaper “ Wild boar along with raccoon have been taking advantage of the evacuation zone, entering vacant houses in areas damaged by the [disaster], and using them as breeding places or burrows .”
There is also a problem of what to do with the bodies of boars killed as they are unfit for human consumption.”
That’s right you read it correctly
And I didn’t make it up
Radioactive boars rampaging and pillaging the Japanese country side
Move over Mothra and godzilla
Make room for Radioham