Pop star Shakira is attacked by two wild boar who ‘snatched’ her handbag and destroyed it in a Barcelona park
Pop star Shakira has been attacked by two wild boar who ‘snatched’ her handbag and destroyed it in a Barcelona park.
The Colombian-Lebanese singer was walking in the park with her eight-year-old son Milan when they were attacked.
In footage posted on Instagram, that does not show Shakira’s face, the singer showed off a bag she claimed was destroyed by the animals.
The 44-year-old mum-of-two showed off her handbag as she said of the bizarre incident: ‘Look at how two wild boar which attacked me in the park have left my bag.
‘They were taking my bag to the woods with my mobile phone in it. They’ve destroyed everything.’
Pop star Shakira has been attacked by two wild boar who ‘snatched’ her handbag and destroyed it in a Barcelona park
In footage posted on Instagram, that does not show Shakira’s face, the singer showed off a bag she claimed was destroyed by the animals
She then added as her son walked off in the background: ‘Milan tell the truth. Say how your mummy stood up to the wild boar.’
The singer, whose partner is Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, did not detail when the incident took place or which park it occurred in.
Neither Shakira, full name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, or her son appeared to have been injured.
Wild boars increasingly come into towns and cities to forage for food.
Barcelona resident Xavier Bosch told last month how he was bitten by a wild boar near the city’s Tibidado Amusement Park after going with his family to watch meteor showers and shooting stars.
The 44-year-old mum-of-two showed off a seam of the handbag which had been pulled apart by the wild boars and captured the mud splattered all over the bag
He ended up reporting the attack to Barcelona City Hall. Pictures of wild boars emerging from parks in the Italian capital Rome and combing traffic-clogged streets in the city centre in search of food have been going viral over the past few weeks on social media.
The animals have also been spotted several times in the centre of Costa del Sol resorts like Fuengirola.
Adult males can inflict serious injuries with their canines in case of an attack.
Due to their solid body build wild boars are considered to be particularly dangerous when involved in car accidents.
Neither Shakira nor her son Milan appeared to have been injured in the incident which comes as wild boars are increasingly coming into towns and cities to forage for food
As well as being dangerous because of their aggression, they are the carriers of diseases that can be passed on to humans such as tuberculosis, hepatitis E and influenza A.
The average weight of male adults is around 180lbs which is just under 13 stone. Shakira is facing trial for tax fraud.
A Spanish judge ruled in July there was ‘sufficient evidence’ to try her for evading more than £12 million in taxes during the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The pop singer is expected to insist she has done no wrong if she does not reach a last-minute deal with state prosecutors and has to take the stand.