Lost wild boar shot dead at Penang’s Gurney Drive
Perhilitan kills animal for fear it would attack bystanders
Updated 4 minutes ago · Published on 15 Oct 2021 4:18PM
GEORGE TOWN – A wild boar that somehow lost its way and was found wandering along Penang’s popular Gurney Drive was shot dead this morning by the Penang Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan).
Northeast district Civil Defence Force officer Muhammad Aizat Abdul Ghani said that the animal had to be killed for fear that it would pose a danger to the public.
“We are not sure how it could have gotten lost there. We also got information that it was seen wandering around the Pulau Tikus public market, more than a kilometre from where it was shot.
“So far, there have been no reports of civilian injuries or property damage,” said Aizat, adding that the operation ended at around 9.40am today.
Earlier, the appearance of the wild boar surprised locals and tourists.
It was first noticed by a food delivery man at about 9am who then called the emergency line.
Aizat said that five Civil Defence Force personnel arrived at the location at 9.12am to capture the animal.
“When we arrived, the animal was in a state of fear and we were worried it would act aggressively and harass road users.
It was then that the animal was shot dead in a bush. – The Vibes, October 15, 2021