Wild boars are a common sight on hiking routes and country parks in Hong Kong. Occasionally, those craving a taste of urban life try their luck at MTR stations.
But strutting the streets of a hipster neighborhood, completely unfazed by the small paparazzi of humans filming the peculiar sight? That’s a new one.
The video, filmed on Davis Street in Kennedy Town on Wednesday, shows the boar calmly strolling outside Winstons Coffee, even keeping carefully to the pavement before crossing the street.
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Justin Lim, who shared the clip on Twitter, told Coconuts HK it was sent to the owner of Winstons Cafe, Simon, by a passerby who filmed it. The cafe also posted the video in their Instagram stories.
It’s not the first time a wild boar has found itself in the limelight. Last year, an injured wild boar was spotted in Kennedy Town MTR station, where it had somehow wandered into and left behind a trail of bloody footprints.
In 2015, a boar caused quite a ruckus after it sauntered into a Heng Fa Chuen mall—or rather, crashed through the ceiling and into a children’s clothing store. It knocked over a mannequin and was briefly trapped in a changing room before being subdued by animal control officers.
Here’s to hoping the Winstons Coffee boar had a happier ending, and found its way back up the hills where it belongs.