AVA responds to video of 'fat' wild boar running around Changi Golf Club

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has responded to an online video that shows a large wild boar trotting about on a golf course.

The Jan 27 video had been uploaded on Facebook by user Teoh Chee Boon, who wrote in his caption, "What a big and fat wild boar. Luckily, it did not attack anyone."

Text within the video stated that the well-built animal was "spotted at Changi Golf Course Hole #3".

Shouts of "it's coming!" and "hurry up, get away!" can also be heard in the clip.

In response to queries by Stomp, AVA said it has not received any public feedback on wild boar sightings at Changi Golf Club.

It added: "Nonetheless, AVA has advised the Management of the golf club on measures they can take, such as erection of barriers to block off possible access points and removal of food sources, to prevent wild boars from entering the premises.

"AVA advises the public not to approach, disturb, feed or try to catch any wildlife. We urge the public to keep a safe distance from all wild boars and avoid confronting or cornering the animals. Do not interact with the animal, and ensure that young children and pets are kept away as they may be curious and approach it.

"The public can refer to the advisory on wild boars on our website and contact AVA at 1800 476 1600 to provide feedback or request for assistance."