Thursday, March 9, 2017

"photos of radioactive wild boar roaming Fukushima's nuclear wastelands "

Via Drudge:  These incredibly unusual photographs of the terrifying mammals were taken in the exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant, whose reactors went into meltdown after it was struck by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.

There have been many obvious dangers faced by Japan in the wake of the disaster, but one of the most unexpected has also proved to be one of the most fascinating.
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When the exclusion zone was set up - with the surrounding towns population evacuated to a safe distance - hundreds of the wild boars, which have been known to attack people when enraged, descended from surrounding hills and forests into the deserted streets.

Now they roam the empty streets and overgrown garden's of Japan's deserted seaside town of Namie, foraging for food

However, the people of Namie are scheduled to return to the town at the end of the month, which means the bloody-toothed interlopers have to be cleared.

"It is not really clear now which is the master of the town, people or wild boars," said Tamotsu Baba, mayor of the town.

"If we don't get rid of them and turn this into a human-led town, the situation will get even wilder and uninhabitable."

At the end of March, Japan is set to lift evacuation orders for parts of Namie, located just 2.5 miles from the wrecked nuclear plant, as well as three other towns.

11 comments:

AllenS said...

OH NO! Pigzilla!

Methadras said...

Send some Texas boar hunters over to Namie to fix that problem. Those guys are boar hunting masters.

Lem said...

Japanese radiation is less harmful than American radiation... or something.

Lem said...

Apparently there are no squatters rights in Japan.

Amartel said...

On the bright side, now that Hillary's a private citizen the American taxpayer won't be on the hook for med-evacing her out of Japan.

Amartel said...

Or fill in the name of the now unemployed government hack of your choice.

Sixty Grit said...

What is more dangerous than Fugu? Radioactive BLT!

deborah said...

Japan has big problems.

Leland said...

The radioactivity didn't seem to do much to them; perhaps that is why they are about to lift the ban.

Trooper York said...

As God is my Witness I thought pigs could glow in the dark.

Leland said...

Radioactive boar in Japan; I was thinking would look something like this.