March 9, 2017

"Since the nuclear crisis in Fukushima in 2011, video footage taken by journalists has shown packs of badly unkempt dogs scampering across roads."

"Rat colonies have overrun abandoned supermarkets. Farmland, transformed into grassland, has became a perfect habitat for wild boars and foxes."
Hundreds of toxic wild boars have been roaming across northern Japan....

Officials have also expressed concern that returning residents may be attacked by the animals, some of which have settled comfortably in abandoned homes and have reportedly lost their shyness to humans.

“It’s important to set up an environment that will make it tough for the boars to live in,” an official told the Yomiuri daily.

27 comments:

rcocean said...

I guess if we shoot a couple, the remaining Boars will regain their "Shyness".

bagoh20 said...

The important lesson here is:

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traditionalguy said...

At last a weapon to use on North Korea. Just drop them in on Pyongyang with a Gift of Donald Trump card attached.

YoungHegelian said...

Oh, you just wait. We all read super hero comic books. We know what happens when someone gets bit by a radioactive animal. They change & become super heroes with the powers of the animal that bit them.

Soon, Japan will have a new type of human --- Boar Man, Fox Man, etc. I wanna be there to sign for the movie rights.

Allison said...

No, Japan already has radioactive boar in lots of anime. watch just about any Hayao Miyazaki film.. Nausicaa is a good start.

Original Mike said...

"“It’s important to set up an environment that will make it tough for the boars to live in,” an official told the Yomiuri daily."

I think the word the official is looking for is "gun".

mockturtle said...

Soon, Japan will have a new type of human --- Boar Man, Fox Man, etc. I wanna be there to sign for the movie rights.

Better than Godzilla and Rodan. A whole new series. Can't wait. :-)

Oso Negro said...

Better hundreds of toxic wild boars that hundreds of toxic wild bores.

Bob Boyd said...

I have a recurring dream about microwave bacon running wild in the streets and it's legal to hunt them from motorcycles with BBQ tongs.
I guess this isn't quite like that. Too bad. I always hate waking up from the bacon dream.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

No wall?

JML said...

Is this where Pokemon come from?

Drago said...

mockturtle: 'Soon, Japan will have a new type of human --- Boar Man, Fox Man, etc."

Manbearpig.

John Lawton said...

Is a badly unkempt dog in better shape than a well unkempt one?

RichardJohnson said...

"“It’s important to set up an environment that will make it tough for the boars to live in,” an official told the Yomiuri daily."

Wild boars are also a problem in Texas.A Plague of Pigs in Texas. Only solution is to shoot 'em. Eat 'em.

JPS said...

The article tells us,

"But perhaps most dangerous of all, the marauders carry with them highly radioactive material."

Which material, I wonder. How much? Then I read down:

"some of the boars have shown levels of radioactive element cesium-137 that are 300 times higher than safety standards."

In other words, some of them are carrying about the radioactivity of a smoke detector ion source per kilogram of boar flesh. OK, so don't eat the wild boar meat near Fukushima. Other than that, how is this "most dangerous of all"? Your biggest danger in standing right next to such a boar would be its potentially aggressive behavior, not exposure to radiation.

Bruce Hayden said...

"I guess if we shoot a couple, the remaining Boars will regain their "Shyness"."

Perfect firearm, outside CA and NJ, for both the dogs and the swine is an AR-15, probably in .223, in std capacity 30 round magazines. My understanding is that Japan may be even worse in terms of gun control. Go lighter for the rats, 9mm, or even .22. Saw a 9mm carbine the other day that seemed perfect.

Biotrekker said...

The radiation doesn't seem to be bothering the wild boars. No mutant extra limbs or eyes? Too bad. That would have been cool.

David said...

i read a recent article about this with boar hunters who were handling the animals they shot without any protective clothing etc. So the radioactive boars must not be much of a radiation danger. Probably not a great idea to eat them though.

Quaestor said...

“It’s important to set up an environment that will make it tough for the boars to live in,” an official told the Yomiuri daily.

They've had little success with Godzilla, what makes them think mere piggly-wigglies would be easier? It's that kind of thinking that led to Pearl Harbor.

damikesc said...

Don't know why anybody expects anybody to return.

Pripyat is still abandoned as well. Even though Fukushima is nowhere near as bad as Pripyat was, I doubt many will want to return.

whitney said...

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/060418-chernobyl-wildlife-thirty-year-anniversary-science/

Life abounds

Wilbur said...

Dogs are Oscar Madisons. Cats are Felix Ungers.

mockturtle said...

Wilbur asserts: Dogs are Oscar Madisons. Cats are Felix Ungers.

Interesting theory but I'm not sure it sticks. Dogs are the emotionally needy ones, like Felix. Cat's don't give a shit.

damikesc said...

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/060418-chernobyl-wildlife-thirty-year-anniversary-science/

Life abounds


Animals always seem able to survive. I doubt humans will set reside in Pripyat this century. I have the same doubts about Fukushima.

Unknown said...

Texas has tried hunting them but they are just too prolific. They just approved a targeted poison for them.

PackerBronco said...

So it's looking like Detroit. Makes sense. Democrat governance has a lot in common with a nuclear meltdown.

Lance Burri said...

Wouldn't "badly unkempt" actually mean kempt? When I untie my shoe badly, I get a knot. So if I unkemp my dog badly, then I'm really kemping him.