Pop superstar Shakira has claimed to have been attacked by two wild boars while walking in a Barcelona park with her son.
Shakira ‘attacked and robbed’ by wild boar in Barcelona park
The 44-year-old singer claims the boars stole her purse and phone after she confronted the beasts.
She told her 70 million followers on Instagram that she was with her eight-year-old son Milan when the incident occurred.
Holding up her ruined handbag to the camera, she said, “Look how two wild boars that attacked me in the park have left my bag. They carried my bag into the woods with my cell phone inside. They have destroyed everything.”
She then pleads with her son, who she shares with Barcelona center-back Gerard Piqué: “Milan tells the truth. Tell me how your mom stood up to the boar.”
Shakira is the latest victim of the garbage-eating boars, who have invaded Collserola, a suburb plagued by celebrities.
In 2016, Spanish police received 1,187 phone calls about wild pigs attacking dogs, ransacking cat feeders, stopping traffic and crashing into cars in the city.
Three years earlier, a policeman shot a wild boar with his service revolver, but instead hit and mutated his partner.
Shakira will be in London next month to judge the next Earthshot award alongside Prince William and Sir David Attenborough.
Winners in five categories will each receive £1 million to develop their solutions projects that address one of the five Earthshots, which are: protect and restore nature; Clean our air, enliven our oceans; Build a world without waste; and fix our climate.
The awards ceremony for the inaugural Earthshot Prize at London’s Alexandra Palace on October 17 will also be broadcast on BBC One.