Dog, wild boar or something else? Large creature spotted running at Punggol field

Submitted by Stomper Gayleq

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Stomper Gayleq spotted a large creature at an open field while she was looking out of her window at Treelodge @ Punggol near Punggol Waterway at about 7pm yesterday (Sep 11).

In a video she sent to Stomp, the four-legged animal is seen grazing on a grass patch.

After a few seconds, it then quickly darted away into the thick vegetation.

Earlier this month, Stomp also reported on a pair of wild boars that were spotted at an open field near Anchorvale Crescent as well as at an open field near Sengkang East Road.

In response to an earlier media query to Stomp where a lone wild boar was spotted at a HDB estate in Yew Tee, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) issued the following statement: "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 AVA’s website and contact us at 1800 476 1600 to provide feedback or request for assistance."

Also, according to the NParks website, this is what you should do when you encounter wild boars:

  • Be calm and move slowly away from the animal. Do not approach or attempt to feed the animal.
  • Keep a safe distance and do not corner or provoke the animal i.e. by using a flash while taking pictures of it.
  • If you see adults with young piglets, leave them alone. These are potentially more dangerous because they may attempt to defend their young.
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