Already at the beginning of February, a dozen wild boars wandered quietly in the streets of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez. Once is not custom. On Wednesday February 17, around 2:30 p.m., a family of wild boars took refuge on the roundabout of Europe, avenue de l’Isle-de-Riez, as can be seen on a video posted on Twitter by Jean -Patrick Fillet, elected member of the National Assembly:
Warned, the City called on the services of the Louveterie, “An organization that works to limit the proliferation of pests, and more particularly wild boars”, but also to municipal agents, the gendarmerie, the municipal police and the Sdis (Departmental fire and rescue service).
Laurent Boudelier, the former mayor of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez and current departmental councilor of the Vendée, also shared the information on his Facebook page. “This is a female and her young. The male remained in the retention basin along rue des Tressanges. “
Objective: push the wild boars back to their natural habitat
Kathia Vieil, mayor of the municipality, “ asked that the wild boars be pushed back to their natural habitat while respecting the imperative of public security ”. A major device has been put in place to secure the area and limit traffic.
“It is not uncommon for wild boars to venture into town, on roundabouts or the like. We receive emails throughout the year to let us know. But usually, this happens mostly at night, because these animals fear humans and see very well in the dark ”, explained Sébastien Farau, departmental director of hunters in the Vendée, Thursday February 4, while the town hall of the town was concerned about the presence of wild boars in a letter addressed to the Prefect.
VIDEO. Vendée: a family of wild boars takes refuge on a roundabout in the cityOuest-France.fr