GENOA – A wild boar for a walk in via Dodecaneso, in Albaro: the report comes after days in which the ungulates seemed to have almost disappeared from the streets of the city, Valbisagno and hills aside, where instead they are now at home.
The fact that they can be limited to reports of ungulates in the streets of the central, eastern and western districts of the city had been mistakenly linked to the alarm for the African swine fever that killed at least six wild boars in the province of Genoa.
The experts of the regional guards who are responsible for dealing with the advance of wild boars in the urban area calculate that only in the Bisagno shore there are about tenant centoli, animals destined to be killed precisely to prevent the spread of swine fever.
Same probable for public health reasons also for i ten thousand wild boars that gravitate in the woods of the red zone extended between the provinces of Genoa and Savona.
To combat swine fever for days it has been the search for carcasses of dead wild boars started soon at the end of defining and at most restricting the area in which to prohibit any human activity. Objective: to save the economy of outdoor activities, from trekking and mountain biking and to restore breath to farmhouses, restaurants in the countryside and shelters.
A carcass was found on Saturday in Isola del Cantone near the clearing where a lifeless wild boar had already been found in recent days, one of the first positive ungulates of last week. Also in this case, from the first analyzes it seems that it is swine fever.
The toll of wild boars killed by swine fever in Liguria alone at the moment it is seven cases: one in Isola del Cantone, due to Ronco Scrivia, three in Campo Ligure, one in Rossiglione.