Date
21 January 2017
This baby boar caused panic and amusement when it was spotted outside Conrad Hong Kong hotel in Admiralty. Photos: Google Map, now.com
This baby boar caused panic and amusement when it was spotted outside Conrad Hong Kong hotel in Admiralty. Photos: Google Map, now.com

Little wild boar comes visiting to Admiralty hotel

Food must be so scarce in the mountains that wild boars are foraging close to home.

In fact, they are casing hotels in search of something to eat, according to Headline Daily.

On Wednesday, a three-foot baby boar was spotted outside the Conrad Hong Kong in Admiralty, prompting alarmed staff to call the police.

After a three-hour chase that involved government animal catchers armed with nets, the wild pig disappeared into the bushes and back into the hills.

But not before amused guests and passers-by had fun with it.

Some took photos of the little animal while others watched as it commanded the stage before hotel security decided to take action.

They were worried it might enter the premises and endanger guests and staff.

No one was hurt.

Boar sightings in residential areas could be due to food scarcity in their habitats or changing environmental conditions, according to reports.

Wild boars caused freak traffic accidents in Clearwater Bay and Stanley district within days of each other in June last year.

Two were found in a shopping mall and in a residential swimming pool in the New Territories a month earlier.   

And in November, a wild boar was rescued from the waters off LOHAS Park in Tsuen Kwan O.

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