Date
19 September 2017
Police trap the wild boar in the car park of a building in Aberdeen. Photo: Facebook
Police trap the wild boar in the car park of a building in Aberdeen. Photo: Facebook

Dozens of police corner wild boar in Aberdeen

A wild boar was wandering around Aberdeen Promenade and created chaotic scenes in the neighborhood Tuesday.

The female pig was first spotted in the park by local residents at around 5 a.m., Ming Pao Daily reported Wednesday.

Police officers flooded to the scene holding shields, forcing the wild pig to dash into bushes.

Frightened, the animal broke out from police lines and ran across the traffic lanes of Aberdeen Praya Road, where oncoming vehicles had to brake abruptly.

The boar sneaked into the ground-floor parking lot of Fullagar Industrial Building and hid in a corner.

Police quickly vacated the car park, locked the front entrance gate and surrounded the animal with large rubbish bins.

Officers from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) arrived the scene at around 10 a.m.

They used tranquilizers to sedate the boar and removed it in a steel cage.

The AFCD officers said the animal weighed about 70 kilograms.

Roni Wong Ho-yin of the Hong Kong Wild Boar Concern Group said wild boars have a timid and wary nature and seldom attack people.

He said police did not need to overreact, to avoid frightening the animal and creating the impression that wild boars are dangerous creatures.

It was simply unnecessary for police officers to yell at the animal, Wong said.

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