Wild boar takes a stroll near residential area in Yew Tee
The boar was unusually comfortable around human beings as it went for a stroll around the neighborhood as police cautiously shadowed it
A wild boar has been spotted casually strolling through residential areas in Yew Tee district in Singapore twice in the past two weeks.
It was first seen going out for its morning walk near a Housing and Development Board residential building at Choa Chu Kang Street 52 at about 9am on July 19, The Straits Times reported.
At 6am on Tuesday, a woman named Abi and her husband Vincent saw a wild boar casually trotting across Choa Chu Kang Street 52. Abi took a video on the animal and uploaded it to social media.
The video showed police officers carrying shields and stalking the boar. People were caught off guard by the boar’s sudden appearance. It did not seem to be bothered by people at a bus top near Choa Chu Kang Street and almost appeared to be ready to board the bus.
Media reports said the boar spotted over the two days could be the same one which emerged from a forest beside military camps nearby.
According to Kalai Vanan Balakrishnan, the Deputy Chief Executive of Acres, there was a possibility that the boar had been fed by humans as it seemed to be comfortable around people.
Kalai advised drivers in the area to be cautious and to reduce speed, especially early in the morning between 5am and 10am. The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society said it was aware of the situation and was closely monitoring the case of the strolling boar.
Meanwhile, another video showed a large family of wild boars out for a leisurely stroll along Jalan Jurong Kechil Road in Singapore in June.