Radioactive hybrid pigs have reportedly taken over part of the nuclear exclusion zone in Fukushima.
Scientists discovered the threat near the former Japanese power plant in the urban areas vacated by humans in the wake of the 2011 meltdown at the plant.
They found the Japanese Boar – the country’s local wild boar – have overrun an area that was once inhabited by 160,000 people, according to a study on the wildlife in the region.
The boars are described as cocky and aggressive. They also started interbreeding with the escaped domesticated pigs that were left behind by their previous owners.
This has resulted in a new kind of boar-pig hybrid from the initial exclusion zone – which is 20km of the nuclear plant site and where radiation levels were believed to be the highest.
This horrifying radioactive concoction now makes up to 10 per cent of the local population.
It is feared these hairy terrors have the wild-smarts of the boar combined with the domestication habits of the pigs.
Humans trying to reclaim their former homes around the Fukushima plant have found themselves at war with the new settlers.
The Fukushima exclusion zones have been gradually lifted in stages since 2011 for people to return home.