Shakira 'confronted' wild boars after they attacked her and her 8yo son in Barcelona

Shakira says she was able to escape an attack by two wild boars in a Barcelona park after 'confronting' the animals who went after her and her eight-year-old son. 

The singer showed the tattered and muddy remains of her handbag in an Instagram Story, explaining how the boars "destroyed everything". 

"Look how they left my bag, the two wild boars that attacked me in the park," the singer said, speaking in Spanish, per The Guardian

"They were taking my bag to the woods with my phone in it. They've destroyed everything."

The 44-year-old pop star said she and her son were only able to escape - seemingly unharmed - after she "stood up" to the animals. 

"In the end they left the bag because I confronted them," she said, calling to her son: "Say how your mummy stood up to the wild boar." 

According to The Guardian, the presence of wild boars in European cities is increasingly becoming an issue for residents, with Barcelona police fielding nearly 1200 calls about the destructive behaviour of boars in 2016. 

In August 2020, a nudist sunbather in Berlin was photographed pursuing a boar after it stole his laptop, and in May this year, hungry boars cornered a woman in Rome and stole her groceries. 

Just last week a video emerged showing over a dozen wild boars wandering the traffic-filled streets of Rome, where the animals have become more and more brazen having long been known to feed on piles of rubbish on the outskirts of the city.

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