Wild Boars Roam Streets Near Vatican

Crux, Elise Ann Allen : Wild boars have long been one of Rome’s most notorious pests, and in recent months they have become an increasing public nuisance as they have ventured further into the city, raising concern among locals about swine flu and possible attacks.

The latest boar sighting to cause a stir was Wednesday, when numerous passers-by, tourists, and area residents reported seeing a wild boar roaming through the gardens of Rome’s famed Castel Sant’Angelo, which is a stone’s throw from the Vatican and sits at the base of the Via della Conciliazione, the main street leading up to St. Peter’s Basilica. Report is here.