“Either the goblin is now zealous, or only a wild boar is coming towards me”: wild boars have become more active in Moscow and the Moscow region


You read all kinds of forums on the Internet and you can not believe your eyes. For example, a man writes:

“I once took my dog ​​for a walk in the Bitsevsky forest. He threw sticks at the avalanches and brought them to me obediently. Suddenly I look at a forest that escaped into the background a huge dog sitting. And without a host. After a few seconds, this wild creature started to move away and I realized that it was a boar. Φίμωτος. Maybe with canines. I have never seen my Goodwin so scared in my life. He did not want to play anymore. Yes, and I, to be honest, a little cowardly. However, we did not walk in the Bryansk forest, but on the Moscow ring road. “

“And once I saw the traces of this beast,” writes another resident of the capital. – More specifically, hoof prints – two big middle fingers and nails. He was in Losiny Ostrov in January 2021 “.

In the national park, by the way, they even issued a note with detailed instructions on how to behave when they meet a wild boar (if it turns out that it was too close!). For example, start making noise all the way – by clapping your hands, tapping a stick on a tree, or even singing. If the boar is about fifty meters away, on the contrary, you should be very quiet and try not to draw attention to yourself. In addition, you should not look very carefully into the pig’s eyes (he will take this as a challenge) and at the same time not turn your back on him (he thinks you are giving them up). It is best not to make sudden movements and withdraw carefully (optionally, climb a tree). The wild boar, although omnivorous, does not grab people. It feeds early in the morning or at dusk (at this time more frequent encounters with people occur). Usually sleeps during the day.


Another sample of hairs was discovered very recently on the outskirts of the Bitsevsky forest. Local resident Oleg told KP editorial staff about:

“We are talking about one of the alleys in Warsaw. The nearest metro station is “Annino”. I began to notice a long time ago that some parts in this direction were blown up and obviously not by human hands. It was even a bit funny to think that these were real boars. Near high-rise residential buildings, highways, cars. But when I saw this creature, all my joy was taken away as if by hand. The pig looked in my direction completely motionless. As if it were a device. About thirty meters from me.

Fortunately, our reader behaved prudently and did not secretly fall into the animal to photograph it. But there are craftsmen who try to caress even elk. Yes, even during failure, when they are particularly aggressive.

As they say in Mospriroda, wild boars not only scare people, but also bring benefits.

As they say in Mospriroda, wild boars not only scare people, but also bring benefits.


The Department of Nature Management and Environmental Protection of the city of Moscow confirms that wild animals actually live in the natural areas of the capital (in fact, this is an indicator of a good ecology in the city). And that includes boars. In addition to the Bitsevsky forest, they were observed in the Moskvoretsky Natural and Historical Park, as well as in the green areas of TiNAO (Troitsky and Novomoskovsky areas).

As they say in Mospriroda, wild boars not only scare people, but also bring benefits. That is, they eat harmful insects with larvae and plow the soil, with the result that the seeds of the plants penetrate into it (there is a re-cultivation of tree species).

natives of the USSR

“In the Moscow region, these animals began to appear in the early 1970s,” Boris Samoilov, a former publisher of the Moscow City Red Book, a biological scientist, told KP. – Many lands were moved to the city, and together with animals. And here are some of them still in service. Although wild boars, of course, and the metropolis do not get along well with each other. Now, in late March, these animals have become more visible. Because in winter they lived in small areas (boars can not move through deep avalanches), and now all the paths are open in front of them. So they began to catch the eye of a person more often.


– Drained soil (with the help of fangs, wild boars take rhizomes, acorns, leaves, grass, bulbs, etc. from the ground).

– Torn bark on coniferous trees (these animals are rubbed on them to clean the dirt along with the parasites).

Flat, dark piles of dung that are often compared to a handful of coins.

– Hoof prints with two large middle fingers.

– Oval pits covered with branches and moss (animals lie on them).


Mospriroda experts conducted another census last winter, but not of the urban population, but of the forest population. And we discovered that the diversity of the animal world has increased slightly compared to the previous period.

This time, zoologists have managed to record 60 species of animals, more than 20 of which are included in the Red Book. Among them are the ermine, the hare, the gray-headed woodpecker, the long-eared owl, the blue-green, the white hare, the brown-headed tit, the gray gull and more.

The wild boar, incidentally, was also seen – in the natural and historical park “Bitsevsky Forest”, but it is not included in the Red Book of the city of Moscow.

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