Wild boars in Sai Wan on Hong Kong Island. Photo: 西環變幻時@Facebook
Wild boars in Sai Wan on Hong Kong Island. Photo: 西環變幻時@Facebook

A group of wild boar wandered onto a street in Sai Wan in Hong Kong late on Monday night, but did not create any chaos in the neighborhood.

Some photos and a video were uploaded to a Facebook page named Western District and showed a group of six wild boars of various sizes wandering along a street in Sai Wan on Hong Kong Island late at night.

A police car was parked at the scene and two officers, holding shields and batons, patiently waited for the wild animals to go off the road and avoid being hit by any vehicles. The person who took the photos and video was sitting in a car waiting for the road to be cleared after the family of pigs had their stroll.

Even when the police officers approached the pigs and tapped their shields with batons to try to move them along, the pigs did not seem to be bothered. The video did not show the pigs leaving.

According to the Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department, wild pigs are common and widespread in Hong Kong, especially in the countryside areas in the New Territories. In general, wild pigs are secretive and wary of human contact. However, if provoked or threatened they can become aggressive and attack humans.

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