Big herd of boars at Tuas bus interchange captured in viral video

SINGAPORE - A bus interchange in Tuas was swarmed by a big herd of wild boars on Wednesday (June 14) evening.

In a video which began circulating on social media on Wednesday evening, more than 15 of the animals are seen loitering on the road as well as trotting around in front of a canteen.

Some netizens who shared it on Facebook said the video was taken around 8.50pm.

When The Straits Times arrived at the scene at around 10.30pm, the canteen, which is run by the National Transport Workers' Union, was closed and only a handful of the animals remained. Staff at the canteen declined to comment, but The Straits Times understands that wild boars show up at the venue as often as twice or thrice a week.

In the video, people sitting in the canteen watch the animals, and a few of the animals follow a middle-aged man as he pushes a trolley to a parked van.

The wild boars occasionally nip at each other, but did not approach any person aggressively.


The wild boars were pictured at the Tuas bus interchange. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG


The wild boars were pictured at the Tuas bus interchange. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG


The wild boars were pictured at the Tuas bus interchange. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

This is not the first time a wild boar has been spotted in the area. In 2012, one of the animals was seen sniffing the plants around the same bus interchange.

 

Wild boars also made an appearance in Punggol in 2015.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore advises members of the public to keep a safe distance from wild boars as they are unpredictable and can be dangerous.

Taking a photograph of it with the flash turned on may also provoke it.