A wild boar was was found wandering in a Chai Wan shopping mall last night after another boar was spotted cooling off in a pool at the Tsuen Wan park.
The three-foot long hog entered a children’s clothing store at a shopping mall in Heng Fa Chuen at around 6:30 p.m., according to SCMP:
Two staff members fled as the 25kg animal – said to be a juvenile female – climbed above the store’s false ceiling, before punching through it and falling to the floor. Then the creature knocked down and bit a mannequin by the door before getting trapped in a changing room.
“It just came in out of nowhere, and turned around at the show window,” the shop manager said. “It also pushed open the fitting room door and got in… Pigs are actually not stupid.”
Eventually, police and animal-control officers arrived and injected the pig with a tranquilizer before taking it to an animal management center for observation. Although the store is said to have lost thousands of dollars worth of business, no injuries were reported.
In the other case, a 40kg boar entered a pool at the Shing Mun Valley Park at 11 a.m., apparently to cool down in the sticky Hong Kong heat. Animal-control officers arrived at the scene and shot the pig with a tranquilizing gun before returning it to the wild.
Those wild boars were never cut out for the city life anyways.
[Image Via SCMP]
By Sharon Choi