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‘Wild pig chase’ ends after 11 hours

Sept 29,2005
A wild boar went on a rampage in Seoul just after midnight yesterday morning, eluding captors until it was captured and killed just before noon. Apparently descending from a mountain in the southeastern part of Seoul, the 130-kilogram (287-pound) boar attacked and injured two people in Gangdong district, south of the Han River. One person was hurt at a local bar and the other knocked to the ground at a park, but the injuries were described as not serious.
The animal vanished, but was spotted again two hours later, this time in Gwangjin district, north of the river in the same general area.
After police failed to corral the boar after a search by the officers assigned to the area, they mobilized 90 foot patrolmen and two police cars for an expanded search that began at about 7 a.m. By the time the animal was spotted again, at about 11 a.m. at the south end of the Cheonho Bridge, it had traveled back across the river.
The police used hunting dogs and anesthetic guns in their search, but the boar did not give up easily. It was captured at about 11:30 a.m. and, after a struggle with its captors, was stabbed and killed by a knife-wielding professional hunter who had joined the hunt. “We wanted to catch it alive but it just wouldn’t give up,” an officer in the search team said after the wild pig was dispatched.


by Chung Kang-hyun


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