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Submitted by Stomper Anonymous
Stomper Anonymous was sending his daughter to school on Friday morning when he spotted a wild boar near Block 789 Choa Chu Kang Drive.
He took a photo of the wild animal that was trotting near the HDB block's rubbish chute at about 7.15am.
"Many people were passing by that area at the time and walking under the covered walkway because of the rain," he said.
"Kids were rushing to school and other people were heading to work and the boar was very near them."
Anonymous told Stomp that he cautioned other parents and students not to get too close to the wild boar.
"It can potentially be dangerous," he said.
"I want to share this to warn residents in the area to look out for the boar."
Stomp understands that the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) was called in after the wild boar was sighted.
Previously Stomp reported on a lone wild boar that made an appearance at the nearby Yew Tee HDB estate in July last year.
Deputy Chief Executive of Acres Mr Kalai Vanan Balakrishnan told Stomp at the time that they suspected the animal was being fed by humans, causing it to be comfortable around people.
It was spotted again almost two weeks later around the same area.
The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) advises the public to do the following should they encounter a wild boar:
Do not approach, disturb, feed or try to catch any wildlife. The public are urged 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 them at 1800 476 1600 to provide feedback or request for assistance.