A police officer was hospitalized Tuesday night after a frenzied wild boar attacked him in Tin Hau, taking a chunk out of his leg and biting his butt.
Three police officers, along with personnel from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), were responding to a report about an injured boar on Tin Hau Temple Road when the incident happened. Two of the officers were equipped with shields.
While the boar was initially calm and hiding in a bush, it suddenly leapt at an auxiliary police officer—who did not have a shield—and knocked him over, biting his right calf and butt. The boar then ran towards the edge of a residential car park and fell 10 meters to its death.
According to HK01, the bite on the officer’s calf was so deep that parts of his bone could be seen. The officer also hurt his back in the fall when the boar charged at him.
Photos showed a pool of blood on the ground where the officer was being treated by paramedics.
He was transferred to Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam and was still in the hospital as of midday Wednesday, the SCMP reported.
In July, a woman was bit in the leg by a wild boar during a morning stroll along Quarry Bay’s Mount Parker Road. Paramedics arrived at the scene and bandaged her injured right knee before taking her to Eastern Hospital.