Jogger encounters wild boar up close near Sungei Punggol

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A Stomper encountered a wild boar while he was jogging near Sungei Punggol in Sengkang on Wednesday (Feb 5).

The Sengkang resident told Stomp this is the first time he has seen a wild boar in the area.

He shared with Stomp a video of the animal.

"It looked like he was digging for food," he said.

Here is what you should do when you encounter a wild boar:

  • 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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