Shakira said that two wild boars attacked her in a park in Barcelona and destroyed her purse.
In a Instagram story posting, the singer held up her dirty and torn bag as evidence, which she said the wild boars tried to carry into the forest.
“Look how they left my bag, the two wild boars that attacked me in the park,” said the singer, speaking in Spanish. “They were taking my bag into the forest with my phone inside. They have destroyed everything, ”he said.
Boars have become a widespread nuisance in cities as urban environments have become more and more widespread. Animals have an increasing presence in European cities.
In another high-profile boar incident, a wild pig stole a laptop from a naked man sunbathing in Berlin. The nudist successfully chased down the wild boar and his two piglets and recovered his laptop, although not before his photo was taken. This May, hungry wild boars cornered a Roman woman and stole her purchase.
Last week, Romanos widely shared a video of a group of more than one dozen wild boars who wandered the busy streets of Via Trionfale. The video prompted suggestions that Rome should have “boar lanes” rather than bike lanes, and it quickly became a problem in the mayoral race.
Barcelona police received a peak of almost 1,200 calls about the destructive behavior of wild boars in 2016, from crashing into cars and stopping traffic to rooting up lawns and trash. Wild boars have become a nuisance in cities as far away as Hong Kong and Houston.