Resident warns of wild boar in the dark at Segar Road

Submitted by Stomper Hairil

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Encountering wild boars can be a scary experience, especially since they are known for their unpredictable behaviour.

So imagine spotting one in the dark, like Stomper Hairil did.

Hairil saw the lone animal on a service road in the vicinity of Block 465 Segar Road on Sunday (Aug 14), at around 11.25pm, and shared photos with Stomp.

Hairil, a resident in the area, said: "I felt scared as it was a wild boar and it was near the carpark gantry.

"The area is dark and if any delivery riders or drivers come by, they could miss the wild boar and hit it.

"I called the police upon seeing the wild boar since it's a safety concern. They did come but were not able to find the wild boar."

Here's 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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