Man encounters wild boar near Hendon Camp in Changi: It was 'three feet tall'

Submitted by Stomper Mark

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A man was concerned to see a large wild boar near Hendon Camp in Changi on Wednesday afternoon (Nov 8).

In photos shared by Stomper Mark, the boar was seen roaming about near a forested area.

Mark said the wild boar was a male and described it as 'three feet tall'.

"The scary part is it's not afraid of people and its location is at a very crowded place," he said.

"Many people and soldiers walk there, towards the chalets and Changi Beach Club."

He added that he has seen wild boars before but they are normally sighted in the mangrove area at Pasir Ris Park.

He noted it was quite unusual to see one so close to the chalets and Changi Beach.

Wild boars are native to Singapore. They can weigh up to 100kg and have lifespans of over 20 years.

A woman was attacked by a wild boar at a Bukit Panjang Road bus stop on Labour Day (May 1).

The animal lover suffered multiple wounds after the same animal attacked her four times.

Here's what you should do if you encounter a wild boar, according to the National Parks Board:

  • 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.