Shakira’s lips don’t lie: Barcelona really does have a wild boar problem

After the high-profile case involving the singer, Barcelona is trying to get to grips with its wild boar problem, reports Graham Keeley in Spain

Thursday 23 December 2021 23:03 GMT
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<p>Boars are increasingly a problem in Spain</p>

Boars are increasingly a problem in Spain

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Best known for bringing us hit songs like Waka Waka, Shakira also captured world attention when she became another victim of a growing hazard of urban life: marauding wild boars.

When two hogs made off with her handbag while she was out for a walk in a Barcelona park with her eight-year-old son, she took to Instagram to reassure her fans around the world she had survived the ordeal.

In a city infamous for human bag snatchers, these porcine thieves’ attack on the Colombian singer in September made her easily the highest profile victim of increasingly aggressive wild boars who have invaded the Catalan capital in recent years.

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