Wild boars in the centre of Barcelona

September 8th, 2010 | Written by Lucy Brzoska.

boar-in-collserola

The areas of Barcelona nearest to the Collserola hills are now quite used to visits from the natural park’s thriving boar population, particularly at the end of summer when the ground is rock-hard and food supplies scarce.  But on Saturday night a family of boars was seen trotting through Gràcia, a central barrio of the city, accessible only after crossing an extremely busy ring road.  The same family has been observed this August exploring Gaudí’s Güell Park.  There’s a video from TV3 showing the police herding the ungulates through the streets back to the hills.  The photo shows a not-so-wild boar of Collserola.