Not a boar­ing school day

The Citizen (KZN) - - WORLD - Tokyo

– Two wild boars caused pan­de­mo­nium at a Ja­panese school by charg­ing into classes and even tak­ing a dip in the school pool, forc­ing pupils to in­ter­rupt their ex­ams.

Tele­vi­sion footage showed a wild boar charg­ing around a class­room, bash­ing its snout against a win­dow in an ap­par­ent at­tempt to es­cape the school in the west­ern city of Ky­oto.

The other boar was tak­ing a sooth­ing dip in the school’s out­door pool, as stunned pupils looked on.

“I was very sur­prised to see it,” a male pupil told Nip­pon TV, ad­ding they moved at “su­per” speed.

Stu­dents were tak­ing mid-term ex­ams when Mon­day’s un­wel­come interruption oc­curred but the ex­ams even­tu­ally con­tin­ued as sched­uled, pub­lic broad­caster NHK re­ported.

The boars were shot with stun guns and were “con­firmed dead when they were cap­tured,” said a Ky­oto city of­fi­cial yes­ter­day.

Wild boars have in­creas­ingly been sighted in cities near Ja­pan’s moun­tain­ous coun­try­side. – AFP

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