A wild boar stops at a monitoring post for radioactive contamination in Futaba town, where reactors of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant are located. Photo: EPA

Wild boars are taking over Japan’s small towns and residents are either too old or too few to scare them away

In Iwate Prefecture, only two of the animals were caught in 2011, when authorities started keeping records. In the last financial year, that number increased to 94

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A wild boar stops at a monitoring post for radioactive contamination in Futaba town, where reactors of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant are located. Photo: EPA
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