Police subdue wild boar found in Tsuen Wan playground

On a cold day like this, most people want to bundle up and stay inside. But this wild boar had other ideas and decided to wander around Tsuen Wan.

According to on.cc, residents reported to police that a four-foot long wild boar was spotted wandering around the Shing Mun Valley Park near the Shek Wai Kok Estate at around 10am this morning.

When the police arrived the boar was nowhere to be seen, but instead of going home, officers, concerned about the safety of residents and children from the nearby school, hung around just in case the animal decided to return.

Sure enough, the boar was back about 1pm this afternoon, sniffing around at a playground.

Prepared, officers blocked off all exits so that the animal could not escape.

Video from Apple Daily shows officials from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department arrive at the playground at around 2pm equipped with a tranquilizer gun and subdue the animal as curious onlookers watch from the park’s railings.

AFCD staff picked up the boar and transported it to their headquarters for inspection.

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