Welcome to Boar-Lin! Berlin police are blocking traffic to let a herd of wild boars and their piglets cross the street
- Berlin police blocked traffic so that a herd of more than 20 wild boars could cross
- Felix Hackenbruch posted the hog clip on May 17 in the Zehlendorf district
- Berlin is also known as the ‘wild boar capital’, with 3000 inhabitants living there
Bizarre images from Berlin show police officers blocking a street from crossing a herd of more than 20 wild boars.
In the clip, piglets storm across the Zehlendorf district, followed by their parents.
A police car is parked across both lanes ahead and an officer with a face mask is standing on the sidewalk looking at the pigs.
Berlin police are blocking the way for a herd of over 20 wild boars to cross over into the Zehlendorf district with piglets in charge
The sound of their feet drooling on the road is the only sound heard.
Local media have called Berlin the “wild boar capital” because an estimated 3,000 animals call the city home.
The problem is so extreme that the city employs a team of stadtjäger, or city hunters, who are trained to deal with wild boars.
However, people in Berlin have learned to live alongside the pigs.
The video, posted on Twitter by Felix Hackenbruch on May 17, was retweeted by Berlin police who said, “Sometimes the wilderness is right around the corner.”
Crossing Animals: Scratching noises can be heard as pigs dash across the road
Thanks to the Berlin police closing the road, all wild boars cross the road safely. It is believed that there are about 3,000 wild boars living in Berlin, which is sometimes referred to as the ‘wild boar capital’
They also uploaded a clip of the pigs they filmed before crossing the road.
Wild boars have become accustomed to life in the German capital and can often be seen through public crossings to navigate the roads.
Berlin Nature Commissioner Derk Ehlert said, “I am amazed how wild boars and their young deliberately choose pedestrian crossings to cross roads.”
He also said that the urban environment of Berlin acts as almost a supermarket for the pigs in search of food.
However, Berlin isn’t the only city plagued by boars.
Barcelona, Berlin, Houston, and Hong Kong have all reported cases of herds of wild boars known as sirens roaming the streets.
Thanks to the worldwide blockade of the coronavirus, wildlife has taken the opportunity to reclaim cities and towns around the world.
Haifa in Israel has also seen the pigs roam the streets, ripping up vegetation and chewing through waste left in bins.
Germany began lifting the lockdown restrictions on the reopening of small shops on April 20, but in recent days people across the country have protested to demand further easing of the measures.
Wild boars have also been seen roaming the streets of Haifa, Israel, tearing up vegetation and baking waste out of trash. They are just some of the wild animals that cities and towns around the world reclaim while keeping people locked up at home