Pop singer, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, popularly called Shakira, has disclosed that she was 'attacked' by wild boars during an outing with her eight-year-old son, Milan.
While it is not clear where exactly the incident took place, emerging reports said it is likely to be in Barcelona, where the singer owns a home and where wild boars increasingly come into towns and cities to forage for food.
The Colombian pop star shared a series of stories on her Instagram account on Wednesday, telling her fans how she fought off two wild boars while trying to enjoy a day out at the park with Milan.
However neither she or her son appeared to be injured.
The beasts took her bag but the singer says she managed to wrangle it back.
However, the contents of her bag were damaged.
She showed fans her rucksack, covered in mud and coming apart in some places. She also showed two photos she took of the wild boars.
Speaking in Spanish, the 44-year-old said: “Look how two wild boars that have attacked me in the park have left my bag.”
“They have attacked me, they have shattered everything… and they were taking my bag to the forest with my phone. And in the end, they left me the bag/purse because I confronted them,” Shakira added.
UK Sun reported how a Barcelona resident, Xavier Bosch, 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.
He ended up reporting the attack to Barcelona City Hall.