Nine wild boars spotted in Happy Valley

Local | 25 Nov 2021 4:03 pm

A family of nine wild boars was spotted wandering around Happy Valley on Thursday morning.   

At 8.30am, Happy Valley residents reported to police the sighting of nine boars, including three larger ones, each measuring about 80 centimeters long and six smaller piglets each measuring 20 to 30 centimeters long near Stubbs Road.   

They were spotted wandering around on the pavement, pacing back and forth between the bushes and the road.   

When police officers arrived on the scene, the boars wandered into the road, causing obstruction to traffic flow.   

The disturbance lasted until about 10am when the sounder of boars returned to the bushes.   

The Agricultural, Fisheries, and Conservation Department on November 12 announced to capture and kill wild boars making a nuisance of themselves in urban areas.   

Two weeks into the new strategy, at least nine boars that showed up at Shum Wan Rd in Wong Chuk Hang and the Marine Department in Yau Ma Tei had been captured for humane euthanasia.   

On Wednesday, Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said Hong Kong had seen different opinions on authorities' new approach, but many supported the idea to protect public safety.   

"The government should have a decisive way to deal with the nuisance and injury caused by wild boars, which should live in the mountains instead of getting into the community," Wong said.

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