When Pigs Fly: 2 boars wander onto Hong Kong airport tarmac within 4 hours of each other

Hong Kong holidaymakers got a little extra entertainment earlier today when not one, but two wild boars made it onto the airport tarmac within four hours of each other.

At around 2:18pm today, the first little squealer, a three-foot-long sow, was spotted running wild and free on the North Perimeter Road section of the airport apron.

Footage shared online shows the boar leading police officers on a wild gammon chase before getting tackled to the ground and pinned under riot shields: 

The animal’s legs were secured with cable ties before police handed it off to the Agriculture, Fisheries, Conservation Department, who later said it was an adult female specimen, weighing around 50 kilograms. Close-up pictures taken of its capture show the pig clearly bleeding from its nose and mouth, Apple Daily reports

Police told reporters that the boar was caught before 2:30pm. SCMP soon reported that the Airport Authority had launched an investigation into how it managed to access the restricted area.

It looks like they didn’t manage to figure it out quite quickly enough, however, as Oriental Daily reports that yet another oink-vader was found on another part of the apron just four hours later.

At approximately 6pm, a second boar was seen running around the South Perimeter Road, possibly in an attempt to see what was crackling with its porcine pal (just kidding, we don’t know if the two pigs are affiliated with each other).

After roughly half an hour of being chased by airport security officers (who were probably sick to the back teeth of these motherf—in’ boars trying to get on these motherf—in’ planes), the swine reportedly jumped into the sea and swam away. #FreeSwilly

According to the Airport Authority, airport operations were not affected and no property was damaged.

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