Woman hospitalized after wild boar attack in Singapore
A Singaporean woman suffered lacerations to her right leg after being gored by the wild pig in the grounds of a school
A Singapore woman has been hospitalized after being attacked by a wild boar in Punggol, Singapore, on Tuesday afternoon. The attack happened near Punggol Secondary School.
The woman, in her 30s, is an employee of the school and suffered lacerations to her leg after the wild boar attacked her, The Straits Times reported.
A photo shows the woman’s injuries to her right leg. The Singapore Civil Defense Force responded to a call for medical assistance at 5:15pm and took the woman to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Kalai Vanan, the deputy chief executive of the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES), said the boar was later found in a nearby executive condominium at the building’s garbage collection point.
Staff from ACRES sedated the boar and captured it. According to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority, there were 24 wild boar sightings in Punggol in 2016, which is double the number of the previous year.
Authorities reminded the public to stay calm and slowly walk away if they encounter a wild boar. The public was also reminded not to approach and feed the animals as they could turn nasty.