Lone wild boar makes another appearance at Choa Chu Kang

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A lone wild boar was seen running away from police officers along Choa Chu Kang North 5 at about 7.30am on Monday (Feb 18).

A Stomper alerted Stomp to the incident and shared a video he took of the boar taken from his car's dashboard camera.

The officers were gesturing at members of the public to stay clear of the wild animal.

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This is not the first time a lone boar has been seen in the area and is very likely the same one that Stompers have seen over the past many months.

It was most recently sighted at Block 789 Choa Chu Kang Drive by a Stomper who was sending his daughter to school in January.

Prior to that, it was seen twice last July at Block 562 Choa Chu Kang Street 52.

Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) deputy chief executive Anbarasi Boopal told The Straits Times on Monday that the wild boar had been spotted in the area in recent months.

Ms Anbarasi said that when Acres staff visited the area where the wild boar had been spotted, they found that people were leaving food out for animals. Food waste had not been properly handled in the area, she noted.

"It really boils down to the food available in the area," Ms Anbarasi said, adding that it was a key reason for the repeated wild boar sightings there.

Acres advises the public to keep a safe distance from wild boars when they see them in open areas, and to avoid making sudden movement or noises if approached by the animals.