Massive boar dubbed PIGZILLA filmed rummaging through bins next to school
A humongous wild boar dubbed ‘Pigzilla’ has been caught eating out bins ‘just a few feet from primary school.’
Parents spotted the giant beast chowing down on some rubbish as they walked their kids to school in Hong Kong.
People have reacted in horror at the sighting as boars can be incredibly dangerous – with razor sharp teeth and a huge amount of power in their front legs.
The short clip shows the animal with three of its own little ones, who all seem to patiently wait at her trotters while she gets them a meal.
She is seen grabbing at a rubbish bag with her teeth as she balances her feet on the edge of the rubbish bin.
Reports have claimed the boar is male due to its huge size, but it’s more likely to be a sow as males tend to leave their ‘sounders’ (herd) at a young age.
The video has been shared 4,600 times and had 300,000 views since it was posted on tu.com.hk.
Many people were shocked at the size of the pig – and feared for the children’s safety.
Others have expressed concerns for the pig and her family, with many suggesting this kind of thing was common place as the pigs do not have enough food to eat.
One wrote: “The wild pig is in front of the left school.
“I’m careful with Hyung-Hyung’s primary school, and I’ve got a wild boar.”
Another added: “It’s so hungry, and the wild boar has the right to live and freedom. He is only hungry.”
And another said: “Many wild boars (are so hungry) they come to farms to steal their crops.”
Last month in Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire a man lost the tip of his finger after he claims a wild boar leapt out and attacked him as he walked his dog in woodland
Clive Lilley, 53, said the pig burst out of the undergrowth and leapt at him , describing the injury as “very painful”.
Clive added: “It was 7.30am and still very dark so you couldn’t see a thing.
“I was a few hundred yards down the path from my house and I didn’t see the boar.
“But it was 2ft away and jumped up to bite the forefinger off.”
“It was only when I removed [my] glove a minute later I realised what had happened, because the tip stayed in.
“I called an ambulance which took me to hospital to have it sewn up. They told me it should grow back around as it did not take the nail off, although there will be a scar.”
The area in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire has become overrun with the pigs which have pounced on pets and knocked over bins for food.
Wild boar were once common in England, but were hunted to extinction at least 300-years ago, according to the Forestry Commision .
In recent years small populations of feral wild boar have become established again in the wild as a result of both accidental and deliberate releases from wild boar farms.
The Forest of Dean boar population is the largest in England, and is continuing to grow.
The original population established in woodlands near Ross-on-Wye after escaping from a wild boar farm in the area during the 1990s. In 2004 a group of around 60 farm reared animals were dumped in an illegal release near the village of Staunton on the western edge of the Forest, above the Wye Valley. By 2009 it was clear that the two populations had merged and a breeding population was thriving.
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Source : https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/681367/wild-boar-pig-pigzilla-Hong-Kong-Facebook-video-animal-news
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