Wild Boar In Punggol Caught & Euthanised On 26 Feb After Injuring Resident & NParks Officer
Wild boars have been hogging the spotlight ever since a shocking attack at Punggol earlier this month that resulted in 2 people injured.
On Friday (26 Feb), a wild boar – believed to be responsible for the previous attacks – once again made an appearance in the neighbourhood.
Later in the day, Punggol West MP Sun Xueling took to Facebook to update that a resident and a National Parks Board (NParks) officer were injured by the wild boar.
The wild boar has been captured and euthanised.
Wild boar spotted at Punggol Seas and Ecopolitan area
Since the wild boar attack in Punggol on 20 Feb, NParks has been actively patrolling the area to ensure the public’s safety.
A wild boar at Punggol on 20 Feb
On Friday (26 Feb), a wild boar was once again spotted in the neighbourhood. It is believed to be the same boar involved in the previous attacks, reported The Straits Times (ST).
This time, it was seen around Block 211C on Punggol Walk and at the Ecopolitan condominium.
Punggol wild boar attacks resident, caught by NParks
According to Ms Sun’s Facebook post, cordons were set up along Punggol Waterway.
NParks and police officers were also activated to assist with the search.
However, 1 female resident was reportedly injured by the wild boar and has been conveyed to the hospital for treatment.
An NParks officer tried to render help but was also injured in the process.
NParks contractors later managed to secure and capture the wild boar.
Boar had to be euthanised
In a separate post, Mr Tan Kiat How – Minister of State at the Ministry of National Development – shared that the wild boar has to be euthanised due to its aggressive behaviour.
The resident and NParks officer reportedly sustained “minor cuts” but are receiving medical care.
Keep a safe distance from wild boars
The spate of wild boar incidents in recent days is truly unfortunate. MS News wishes those injured a speedy recovery.
While we can yet to ascertain if the wild boar was responsible for all 3 incidents, we are heartened that the vigilance efforts have yielded results.
If you ever encounter a wild boar, follow NParks’ advice and keep a safe distance away from them.
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Featured image adapted from Facebook.