CALLS to spare thieving wild boar Elsa grew yesterday as The Sun joined a fight to save her bacon.
Film of Elsa went viral after a nudist chased her as she pinched his bag.
The wild boar who stole from a nudist bather could be culled by forestry officials[/caption]
Forestry officials say the cheeky 19st sow must now be culled after the incident in Berlin.
But bathers at Devil’s Lake rallied to her defence.
IT worker Hannes Frankenburg, 26, said: “No one who comes to the lake wants to see an animal killed for doing what comes naturally.
“She wanted to feed her family and wasn’t threatening anyone.
‘ACTING ON INSTINCT’
“The naked guy who had his laptop taken was laughing his head off as he chased her and he got his bag back. So why kill her?”
Accountant and nudist Dieter Meyer, 48, said: “I’ve signed the petition – people who come to enjoy wildlife shouldn’t want to kill wildlife.
“The boar was hungry and must have thought there was food in the bag when it took it – it was acting on instinct and doesn’t deserve to die.”
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Estate agent Nina Wazynski, 23, told The Sun: “My dad goes to the nudist beach regularly and a wild boar stole his trousers when he was swimming – but I don’t want Elsa killed.
“She would clearly never harm anyone and was just being cheeky – so why should she be shot for being too friendly?”
Officials warn that Elsa is dangerous.
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