Wild boar spotted swimming in Victoria Harbour
After splashing around for a while by the Western District Public Cargo pier, the boar was seen swimming off in the direction of Kennedy Town
Photos of a wild boar seen swimming in the waters of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour on Tuesday evening have gone viral on social media.
The photos were taken by a photographer named Cheuk Wai-lim, at 5:30pm, from the Western District Public Cargo pier, on Hong Kong Island, news website HK01.com reports.
After splashing around for a while by the pier, the boar swam off in the direction of Kennedy Town.
Passersby later said they saw a wild boar at the pier near the bus terminal in Kennedy Town.
It was not the first time a boar has been spotted swimming in Hong Kong.
In November 2015, six men who were practicing Dragon Boat racing in near Tseung Kwan O, in the New Territories, saw a wild boar in the water. They rescued it and called the police.
According to a veterinarian quoted by HK01.com, wild boar are good swimmers.