Date
25 May 2018
A wild boar wandered into the Old Main Street Rest Garden in Aberdeen on Wednesday. It walked about, foraged and fell asleep, before it was captured by government workers and released into the wilderness. Photo: i-Cable News
A wild boar wandered into the Old Main Street Rest Garden in Aberdeen on Wednesday. It walked about, foraged and fell asleep, before it was captured by government workers and released into the wilderness. Photo: i-Cable News

Wild boar visits Aberdeen park and takes a nap

A wild boar wandered into a park in Aberdeen on Wednesday morning, ambling about like a regular promenader, before it got tired, dozed off, woke up and walked away.

The animal, weighing about 70 kilograms with a length of about 1.2 meters, was seen around 8 a.m. walking and foraging in the Old Main Street Rest Garden, Apple Daily reports.

After enjoying bits of food it found lying around the area, the animal lay down near a tree in a planter and fell asleep.

Many park visitors were quite amused at the animal’s sleeping posture. They let down their guard and gathered around the snoozing beast for rounds of selfies.

Police arrived and cordoned off the area, before notifying the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) of the incident.

After about two hours of contented sleep, the boar got up and continued its morning walk.

Staff from the AFCD rushed to the park and used bread to lure the animal and capture it.

A spokesperson for the department said the boar was sent to a veterinary center on Hong Kong Island for a check-up.

After a veterinarian determined that it was healthy, the boar was released back to the wilderness, the spokesperson said.

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