(NaturalNews) It resembles the plot line of a cheesy horror flick, but the idea that a new generation of vicious "mutant" dogs will one day spawn from puppies still living in and around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster zone is something that Japanese officials are taking very seriously. According to a recent report in The Seattle Times (ST), efforts aimed at capturing the hundreds of wild dogs still living in the Fukushima no-entry zone are failing, and many of the dogs are growing ever more wild as they freely scour the human-less fallout zone.
"If these puppies become parents, their offspring will be wild dogs with no experience with people," a government official is quoted as saying to ST. "We want to catch these puppies before they grow up."
But most capturing efforts initiated thus far have been unsuccessful, as the "dead zone" dogs still living are becoming increasingly more estranged and savage. Though the Japanese government had successfully captured several hundred dogs in the months immediately following the Fukushima disaster, more-recent efforts to locate and apprehend remaining dogs have been fruitless.
For unknown reasons, the remaining wild dogs are not responding to the food-baited cage traps that they once did, which has left authorities scratching their heads as to what to do next. The dogs, many of which would have formerly responded to human petition, have now apparently transformed into beasts of a different variety.
"The dogs have gone wild," added Kunitoshi Baba, a 63-year-old veterinarian from Kawasaki, who has been helping the local government try to capture the loose canines. "If infected dogs go outside the zone and attack people, disease could spread," he added, noting that many of the loose dogs apprehended thus far are infected with various diseases.
Back in June, we posted a video clip to NaturalNews.TV that shows what appears to be an earless bunny rabbit allegedly born this way as a result of exposure to nuclear radiation from the crippled Fukushima plant. The mutation, if a legitimate result of nuclear fallout, may have been an early prelude of worse things to come.