Wild boar killed by traffic after evading capture
A wild boar was run over and killed in downtown Hefei, Anhui province, on Wednesday after a pack of dogs was set upon it.
The animal, which weighed about 100 kilograms, was first spotted by an official early in the early morning near a government compound in the city’s Baohe district.
She reported the sighting to security personnel in the compound, but the boar was not seen again until later that day.
Han Chang, a local reporter, said he saw shovel-wielding security guards and policemen with guns chasing the boar when he arrived at the site in the afternoon.
“It was very funny to see armed people chasing the boar, but it was dangerous to be on site,” said Sun Xin, a local lawyer who witnessed the action.
A policeman on site, surnamed Chen, said warning shots were fired at the boar “to keep it away from the crowd”.
Later, a number of employees from Hefei Wildlife Park arrived and shot the boar with three darts from a tranquilizer gun, but they failed to have any effect.
As it was getting late, five dogs were brought to catch the boar, but the frightened animal ran into a nearby road and was run over three times.
Local residents said they had never seen a wild boar in the area before.
It is not known where it came from.