An injured boar caused a gory scene at the Kennedy Town MTR station yesterday evening after it managed to sneak in and run amok in the concourse, leaving a trail of bloody hoofprints.
The boar was seen in videos posted online scampering around the station to the bemusement of commuters before being cornered next to an elevator by police, according to HK Animal Post.
Based on a blood trail leading into the concourse from exit C, staff believe the boar was injured before it entered the station.
Police used metal barriers to corral the boar into a space next to a staircase (and apparently tossed the little fella an apple), and representatives from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department were called to scene, where they shot the boar with a tranquilizer, caged it up, and hauled it away.
HK Animal Post reported that the Hong Kong Wild Boar Concern group had asked AFCD officials not to put the animal down.
In its own post, the Wild Boar Concern Group said that a preliminary examination by a vet revealed that the boar’s rear hooves had been injured, and that it had been sent to the New Territories North Animal Management Center for further examination.
According to the SCMP, the boar injured a woman’s leg at the station, but did not specify how. The woman was sent to Queen Mary Hospital with minor injuries.