Wild boar runs amok in North Point before being captured after more than 4 hours


28th November 2021 – (Hong Kong) At about 11pm last night (27th), a 1m-long wild boar was found looking for food along Tin Hau Temple Road, North Point. During this period, it ran into a residential area by mistake and was trapped by the wire fence off the hillside near 42-60,Tin Hau Temple Road. Passers-by saw the incident and called the police for help, firefighters also reported to the scene for assistance. After the police arrived at the scene, the wild boar was finally found, but it continued to avoid being captured. Police officers later found the wild boar in the ground floor lobby of Dragon Pride, 18 Tin Hau Temple Road, Causeway Bay and spotted blood stains on the ground. It is believed that its right hind leg was fractured and injured.

It then escaped and appeared at The Pavilia Hill nearby before hiding a car park. At 1.30am today, it suddenly appeared outside Victoria Hotel at 9, Tin Hau Temple Road. The South Asian guard on duty immediately locked the door. About 30 minutes later, officers from Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) arrived at the scene. At about 3 am, AFCD staff used food as bait to lure it out of its hiding place, they then fired a total of 3 shots with tranquillizer gun and finally subdued it. It was then taken away.