Beyond radiation risks, an unexpected nuisance looms for people returning to towns vacated after the Fukushima nuclear crisis six years ago — wild boars.

Hundreds of animals, which have been known to attack people when enraged, descended from surrounding hills and forests into towns left deserted after the March 2011 disaster.

Now they roam the empty streets and overgrown backyards of the deserted seaside town of Namie, foraging for food.