Before we moved here people warned us about the wild boar than wandered down from the mountains and will come through the neighborhood. Trash shouldn't be put out the night before as they especially like to play at nighttime. They have been known to uproot plants, flowers and shrubs. And sometimes you can see piles of pig poop as you walk through certain alleys.
We have seen (and gotten close to) the boars several times since arriving. They are not cute by any means, and they sometimes can have a temper. Signs like these are seen all over. And while I do not know what they say, my guess is it says something like "CAUTION! Freaky wild pigs are often seen around these areas."
Sunday afternoon Matt and I walked to Okomoto to check out the little summer festival that was going on. While walking back we saw these 4 little guys playing in the river bed.
Not very cute, huh?