A wild boar attacked a woman on a Costa del Sol beach, sending sunbathers screaming in horror.
As vacationers looked on in terror, the disoriented beast raced out of the sea and preyed on the retiree.
On Friday morning, just after 11 a.m., emergency responders were notified of the situation.
As the beast began to go wild, baffled lifeguards swiftly shouted the alarm at El Albir beach, just north of Benidorm, Spain.
As it approached the shoreline, boat crews spotted it in the sea and informed attendants on the sand.
They had been unable to capture the slick boar in the sea and had attempted to warn sun-worshippers to stay away.
The animal is thought to have come from the Serra Gelada Natural Park, which is close.
In the municipalities of Benidorm, Alfaz del Pi, and Altea, it covers almost 5,000 acres of protected shoreline.
The wild boar’s whereabouts in the sea are unknown.
Locals and tourists screamed and rushed for shelter as the wild pig trampled over their towels, according to terrifying footage from the bizarre episode.
After colliding with her during the mid-morning chaos, it made a beeline for the 67-year-old woman and bit her leg.
Her “small” injury was cleaned as a precaution, and she was reportedly prescribed antibiotics to avoid infection.
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The woman was treated at a local health center and her nationality is unknown.
The wild boar was chased away from the beach by lifeguards, but it ended up in a row of popular seaside restaurants and cafes.
Its current location is unclear.
Wild boars have been progressively coming into towns and cities to search for food, and their numbers have been increasing since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The chaos on the beach comes only days after it was revealed that Denia residents are using archers to guard tourists from roaming animals.
Officials from the resort, which is about a 40-minute drive north, had already set up cage traps at strategic locations throughout the municipality.
They want to cut down on the number of wild boars that are abandoning their natural home in the countryside in search of food.