Citizens in a suburban area of Singapore have reported spotting a wild boar roaming in their neighborhood.
The boar was last seen on February 18 near Block 544 Choa Chu Kang Street 52 at about 7:30am, the Straits Times reported. Residents were seen giving the animal a wide berth.
Anbarasi Boopal, the deputy chief executive of Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) said the same boar had been seen in the neighborhood in recent months. She added that the boar may have been fed by locals, as food was seen left out in the open when staff from Acres visited the area previously.
Boopal also said that the management of garbage in the area is very poor, and that this may have contributed to sightings of the boar.
While the local town council is supporting methods to curb wild boar sightings, Boopal stated that awareness has to be raised among citizens.
Acres advised the public to keep their distance from boars during encounters. Citizens were urged not to make any sudden movements if a wild animal approaches them.