Caught On Video: Radioactive Wild Boar Roam Fukushima

Tyler Durden's picture

With humans long gone, and robots dying off amid the radiation, Fukushima has become home to 'something else'.

When the exclusion zone was set up almost exactly 6 years ago this week - with the surrounding towns population evacuated to a safe distance - The Mirror reports that hundreds of the wild boars, which have been known to attack people when enraged, descended from surrounding hills and forests into the deserted streets.

Now they roam the empty streets and overgrown garden's of Japan's deserted seaside town of Namie, foraging for food.

However, the people of Namie are scheduled to return to the town at the end of the month, which means the bloody-toothed interlopers have to be cleared.

"It is not really clear now which is the master of the town, people or wild boars," said Tamotsu Baba, mayor of the town.



"If we don't get rid of them and turn this into a human-led town, the situation will get even wilder and uninhabitable."

Reuters reports that more than half of Namie's former 21,500 residents have decided not to return and face the wild boars, however, a government survey showed last year, citing concerns over radiation and the safety of the nuclear plant, which is being decommissioned.

Wild boar meat is a delicacy in northern Japan, but animals slaughtered since the disaster are too contaminated to eat. According to tests conducted by the Japanese government, some of the boars have shown levels of radioactive element caesium-137 that are 300 times higher than safety standards.

Authorities in the town of Tomioka say they’ve killed 800 so far, but officials there say that’s not enough, according to Japanese media. The latest statistics show that in the three years since 2011, the number of boars killed in hunts has grown to 13,000 from 3,000.

But at town meetings earlier this year to prepare for the homecoming, residents had voiced worries about the wild boars.

"I'm sure officials at all levels are giving some thought to this," said Hidezo Sato, a former seed merchant in Namie. "Something must be done."

Why not send in some robots? Oh wait you tried that!

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So Close's picture

Good way to suck up the radiation

Croesus's picture

What monster name do you think they'll give it? Pigzilla? Oh wait, I think Hillary Clinton took that one...or was it Lena Dunham?

"Radioactive Pig Hunter" - coming soon, on History Channel.

Croesus's picture

I loves me some bacon, just not when it cooks itself.

I can't help but get the odd feeling that "The Japanese Wild Bacon Burger" will soon be on a fast-food menu somewhere...

hedgeless_horseman's picture


We Texans know a thing or two about pig hunting.

The fuckers are fast....


There is currently an estimated population in excess of 1.5 million feral hogs in Texas.

If God didn't want man to eat pigs, then he wouldn't have made pigs out of bacon.

Newspeaktogo's picture

I saw Ted Nugent hunting wild boares from a helicopter with semiautomatic rifles in Texas. Can't remember the show, but it was pretty insane. Looked like fun...but insane.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


Ted is a pussy.

High school boys around here hunt pigs by jumping on their backs with just a knife and a flashlight.

My boys gotta do that a few times before I'll take them speerfishing for big amberjack, ling, and snappers, out under the rigs with me and mrs_horseman.

tmosley's picture

Turns out Princess Mononoke was set in the future. Imagine that.

J S Bach's picture

I'm sure that radiation tenderizes their meat. Mmmmm.... Kobe pork.  Maybe they can market it to trendy American liberals ready for a new diet fad.

TeraByte's picture

Much more wider benefits, Kosher pork radiated parasite free invented and accecepted by every ME Bedouin religion plus Abenomics turning to a success just because.

CuttingEdge's picture

I suppose this gives new meaning to the phrase "hog roast".

Kotzbomber747's picture

To be quite honest, it's a bit of a National Enquirer article about nothing.

Duh, of course animals roam the area around Fukushima, just like they do around Chernobyl. Animals don't read signs warning about radiation.

"...while robots are dying..." Well, do you see those pigs looking for truffles near the molten reactor core?

It's long been known that certain animals (e.g. rats, cockroaches) have a much higher tolerance for radiation.

PT's picture

Doesn't this mean they should train the pigs to do whatever-it-is that the robots and humans are failing to do?
Pigs with SCUBA gear?

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) J S Bach Mar 10, 2017 1:42 AM

Put some of that on a plate with sharks with laser beams coming out of their eyes and you have yourself a nice surf & turf.

Perimetr's picture

What's up with ZH deleting comments?

The intelligent comments posted here earlier have been removed.  

Tyler sell the franchise to Langely?

PT's picture

It happens occasionally.  I do not know why.  And sometimes the deleted comments seem fairly innocent.

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prime american (not verified) PT Mar 10, 2017 4:50 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

chiquita's picture

So why doesn't the site remove this post--like automatically as soon as it appears in EVERY single thread already???

Dave Thomas's picture

Of course, the Japanese will turn this into some sort of delicacy.

Get a young Japanese girl with a short rubber skirt and glitter makeup, crank up the blip verts, and now you've got FUKU-NUKU-PORK!

It's guuud Johan-San!

matermaker's picture

Now, I know hedgless is a full of shit windbag.  I grew up in Texas.  Saw the hog hunts in Angelina county around lake Sam Rayburn.  Pigs have close to 3 litters a year, grow fast and rarely run alone.  Yeah, send a kid into the river bottom with about 50 pigs.... Some of which are 6-800 pounds.

I also fished off the rigs sixty to a hundred miles out on the gulf.  Great places to link up about 35 foot boats and tie up.  Lights bring in everything for miles.  What the fuck would any of you do when the 14 foot hammer heads swam in?     fucking blow hard.....  Not to mention, you just going to go for a swim when you spear a big ole jack crevalle or amberjack.     might want to go take some more male vitality with alex jones.

matermaker's picture

too funny.     The spear fishing link talks about an amberjack playing bumper pool with you on a rig.   The kid "killing a hog with a knife" looks like someone let loose one of the feeder piglets I have a hundred feet from here onto a golf course.  It's also a gilt that just barrowed.  can tell by the titts.  The thrid video is red snapper fishing.  It was great back in the day when the party boats let you keep an unlimited amouint.  The 'spear fishing' in the LA photo is with mounted lines.     Again, you are still full of shit as all these videos are of other people and not you nor your children.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


Matermaker, are you still resentful of the fact that your whole life has been based on the lie of NASA and the fake moon landings? 


I see you are angry.

How dare I question that!

Princess, let it go.

matermaker's picture

I would say that my father was in the lunar recieving lab in 1969, at the JSC.... when the samples came back.  I grew up at 15506 baybrok houston texas[used to be clear lake] 77062.  5 miles from the north gate on space center blvd.   My father was also called back to Bethezda after the anthrax scare becuase up until then, the LRL was the highest quarantine place on earth and not many folks were left around that new the protocols.


Now, if you want to believe that the moon landings were fake... and that the earth is 6k years old.... or that satan himself planted fossils... go right ahead. still doesn't negate the fact you're a blow hard.   and it appears folks know this.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


How, exactly, did your father determine that those moon rocks came from the moon?

My understanding is that scientists say they should be no different from rocks found everywhere else in the universe, including Earth.

Am I wrong?

How, exactly, did you determine that your father was actually the government worker that was living with your mother at 15506 baybrook?

Did you honestly ever do a paternity test?

matermaker's picture

I will direct you to 45 years of scientific papers written by Dr. Donald Bogard.   Let me know if you're able to digest it better than a few rants on blogs like the dollar vigilante.

And are you on meth again?  How do I know my father is my father?   One good way is to look at the family collage on the wall.  both of us at twelve.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


How do I know my father is my father?   One good way is to look at the family collage on the wall.  both of us at twelve.

My point, exactly!  Your father and his fellow government workers at NASA conveniently...

... erased or lost the original film from the surface of the moon,
so we cannot use modern analysis on the original high-resolution 2 1/4"
negatives, and the eye-witness government workers that allegedly landed
on the moon cannot be trusted, considering that they all live in
multi-million dollar homes (I have personally been in one in the
foothills of Colorado SW of Denver) and they have received big-fat
government paychecks over the last 50+ years, not to mention their credibility as people.


No way to look critically at the photos on the wall when your father destroys the evidence.


I will direct you to 45 years of scientific papers written by Dr. Donald Bogard.   Let me know if you're able to digest it


Alternatively, this research is quite simple and easy for anyone to understand....



Croesus's picture

@ Hedgeless: 

Believe whatever you want, but really wealthy people, just like really badassed people don't need to brag; they know who they are and what they can do, and don't feel the need to impress anyone. 

You do come-off as someone who's desperate for social acceptance. 



flapdoodle's picture

I was a true believer, and have since become a doubter, although I still hope that the moon landings were NOT fake, as this I consider would be the crowning achievement of American society and culture, something to of course truly be proud.

I've read alot about the landings and hoax theories, but to me the ONE thing that stands out is the lack of stars in ANY of the Apollo pictures I have seen.

I've read the reasons NASA gives that this is so, and for a long time believed them.

The problem is this - if you know anything at all about NASA, they are in VERY, VERY deep with the Astronomical community.

Given all the time they spent up on the moon with all their trips, they could have VERY EASILY taken a couple of minutes to set up a time exposure, pointing away from the solar reflections, and gotten SPECTACULAR, if simple, Hasselblad picture of stars. The Astronomical community would have gone NUTS, and support NASA to the hilt.

So why didn't NASA throw a bone to their perhaps most fervent, rabid constituency? Just a couple of really good pictures would have done the trick...

The answer is that you cannot fake star fields - if they had, they would have been unmasked. So they could not do this, and the only reason that makes sense is that the landing were in fact faked. I anxiously read new theories as they come out hoping that there is a smoking gun which proves that the US actually DID go to the moon, but I've not found one that convinces me yet (although a information analysis of the amount of videotape that would need to be faked came pretty close to making me believe again).



Anonymous_Beneficiary's picture

Do a favor and stop posting links to your own content and holding yourself out to be some sort of should be embarrassed.

matermaker's picture

amen.    the motherfucker is one self aggrandized son of a bitch.   

Chet Ricco's picture

If a pig has a litter she is no longer a gilt. A Barrow is a castrated boar. Did you mean "a sow farrowed"? 

Ballin D's picture

HH has talked about where he lives in the past.  Hogs arent anywhere close to the same size there as in texas.

matermaker's picture

universtiy of arkansas... the razorbacks.    pigs got here in the 15th century when the spanish let domestic ones loose.   pigs are just as fucking big as they are in texas everywhere in the south.  and i was born and raised in texas

Hulk's picture

WAs watching TED one day on TV with Dad about ten years ago. Now Dad and I had cleared a lot of land with a chainsaw when I was a kid.

Which is serious business. Ted was clowning around with the chainsaw in front of a bunch of kids, when I commented to dad that Ted was about to have an accident with the chinsaw if he kept up the nonsense. Sure enough, within 10 seconds of my comment, old Ted cut into his thigh and had to be hauled away in an ambulance!!! SO I am in complete agreement with you on Ted...

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) Hulk Mar 10, 2017 12:43 AM

Really? He is lucky he didn't hit his femoral artery. You can bleed out pretty fast if you cut that and if there isn't anyone willing to stick their hand in your leg to stop the blood.

I helped do a few remodels and I remember this kid cutting a 4X4 set on two sawhorses. I told him he might want to move that 4X4 to the end because cutting between the two sawhorses was gonna pinch the blade and kick it back. He ignored me, of course. The first cut went fine. The second cut the saw blade got pinched and it kicked back like I warned him. Asshole. There was no way I was gonna stick my hand in that kids leg, either, if he hit his femoral.

Innominate's picture

I have to ask, what is the flashlight for? Are they stabbing the pigs from the inside?

It does sound like fun though, hunting pigs with the minimum of equipment.

roddy6667's picture

I read about this guy years ago that was into primitive hunting. He would kill wild boars by jumping on them from trees and breaking backs.

jeff montanye's picture

agreed, hunting from an airplane should be restricted to defensive war, good luck with that.

for my money, this guy who sold gator skin for a living in the depression and, when he often couldn't afford ammunition, he went into the gator hole with a steel rod and a hatchet:

did it for a living.  more exciting than most jobs though, i would imagine.

Tarzan's picture

Here in Florida it's just as bad. 

One of my sons and some friends would catch them alive, by hand, hog tie them, and bring them to his friends pig pen.  They had caught 3 of them all well over 100 pounds. 

Of course, I didn't know about this until I went to pick him up one day and they brought me out back to show me what they had been up to.  They had been hunting.  I guess shooting them was too easy.

Mix Texas blood with Florida Rednecks, and you get fearless teenagers.  So fearless, they lay down their gun and catch a wild bore by hand and drag it home, just to show they could.

On the golf course I play, they killed a 500+ lb pig recently.  That pig would not be a candidate for wrestling :)

Freddie's picture

I like Ted and guns but this is stupid.

Sad. Poor animals. These poor wild boars are far more noble than the shit TEPCO management, nuke industry, corrupt Yakuza/CIA shit Japanese govt, NWO and the evil scum who set off those earth quakes with deep sea small nukes. 

Who had the security contract at that plant just before Fuki melted down?  Pals of Larry Silverstein and Bibi.

matermaker's picture

Those japs aren't hogs.  They are more like javelinas.    Ask an Arkansasan what a razorback was.  Until they get about 800 to a 1000 pounds, who cares.

Croesus's picture

@ matermaker:

I've never hunted boar before, but I damn well wouldn't do it like Texas High Schoolers apparently do.

Here in PA, it's mostly deerhunting; my experience is that there are 2 kinds of hunters: the guys who stay quiet and keep their chest freezers full, and the talkers who always come up empty, even though they have the best equipment and "tons" of insight that they gleaned from OLN.

matermaker's picture

agreed.   I tend to raise my own on pasture or what not.  It's a lot easier.