Firefighters called to rescue wild boar stuck between gap in barrier wall

The wild boar had wandered its way to a carpark in the residential neighborhood of Happy Valley. Photo via HK01
The wild boar had wandered its way to a carpark in the residential neighborhood of Happy Valley. Photo via HK01

Firefighters were called to a residence carpark in Happy Valley on Wednesday morning after reports that a wild boar had gotten trapped in a wall.

According to Apple Daily, the boar was attempting to slink through a one foot by two feet-sized hole in a brick barrier when it got stuck. While it managed to push its head and front body through, the boar’s posterior wasn’t quite able to emerge to the other side.

Rescue personnel used a rope and towels to steady the boar’s back legs before trying to inch him through the hole, the paper reported.

The wild boar struggled to get its posterior through the gap. Photo via Apple Daily
The wild boar struggled to get its posterior through the gap. Photo via Apple Daily

Police told Coconuts that the boar, which measured around 1.5m long, eventually wriggled through by itself.

After it was finally freed, workers with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department took the boar away in a cage, according to Apple Daily. The boar is understood to have been taken to a vet before being released.

Wild boar sightings are common in Hong Kong’s hills and country parks, but occasionally, they find themselves on unfamiliar terrain. In September, video of a family of boars frolicking in a fountain outside the Bank of China Tower in Central made the rounds on social media.

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