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.
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.