Poles 'in peril' as number of wild boar soar
ANIMAL experts in Poland have warned of an increasing threat to humans from the country's rising population of wild boar.
Numbers have soared over the past decade as the animals fatten themselves on food found in town rubbish bins.
Official figures for last year put Poland's boar population at about 256,000, a 116pc increase on 2000.
"A wild boar is a dangerous animal to humans," said Dr Andrzej Kruszewicz, the director of Warsaw Zoo.
"If nothing is done to curb their numbers, in two or three generations, they will have lost all respect for humans, and then they will rule us." (© Daily Telegraph, London)