Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for December
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Wild Boars Crowding Beaches In VIP Spanish Holiday Town

Wild Boars Crowding Beaches In VIP Spanish Holiday Town

Tourists at one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations are being chased off the beach by wild boars.

According to local officials, in recent years the number of wild boars in Cadaques, a town in the east Spanish province of Girona, has increased sevenfold, with local hunters unable any longer to keep the numbers down.

And with the recent warm weather, the wild boars are heading down to the beach where they lie in the sun and walk into the water to cool down.

Local council spokesman Maximino Garay Abrego said: "We have not yet had any incidents of anybody being attacked on the beach by a wild boar, but obviously when a family of wild boar turns up the tourists there don't hang around for very long. They can do a lot of damage to people usually run away pretty quick."

As well as taking over the beach some of the wild boar have even been turning up in the town itself. The council said that the wild boars were ruining the local tourism business in the town made famous by it's spectacular countryside and traditional fishing culture, which has made it a magnet for many VIPs including numerous famous artists.

As well as Salvador Dali who had a house there, the town has also been home to Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Marcel Duchamp, Richard Hamilton, Albert Rafols-Casamada, Antoni Pitxot, Henri-Francois Rey, Melina Mercouri, Ramon Pichot and Maurice Boitel.

In order to stop further damage to the tourism business and indeed to local agriculture, officials have extended the local hunting season in the hope that it might drive the animals away and reduce numbers. But with hunting less popular now than it used to be, it is not just wild boars but also rabbits and deer that have increased substantially.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
boars  hunting  tourist  increased  Antoni  beach  Henri  weather  Marcel  Casamada  Rafols  Miro  popular  Richard  Spanish  numbers  council  business  Pitxot  Tourists

Latest News

 

Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.

Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!

Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.

Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.

Freezing Rain Causes Chaos In Central Europe
Freezing weather has arrived in Europe with a vengeance with a layer of ice blanketing parts of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and causing traffic chaos.

Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Motorist Wei Hsiao found himself in a hole lot of trouble in China when a giant sinkhole opened up on the road beneath him, swallowing his entire car.

Shock Moment Police Helicopter Explodes On Street
This is the moment a police helicopter exploded into a spinning ball of flame in Chile when a fire truck clipped one of its rotors.

More Than Twenty 100,000 GBP Motors Used In Bridal Convoy
A Chinese couple who wanted to have the most expensive wedding convoy possible arranged for a convoy of top of the range cars including a stretch Hummer followed by Lamborghinis, Porsches and other VIP motors.

Riot Police Star In Downs Syndrome Calendar
Spanish riot police have joined forces with Down's syndrome kids to take part in a special calendar for charity.

Chinese Nuclear Winter Smog Leaves Clinics Full
Fresh proof of Chinese scientists' claims that the country's toxic air pollution resembles a nuclear winter are shown by these images that show clinics and hospitals packed with patients suffering with trouble breathing.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers