Wild boars and dogs sighted in Punggol, residents voice concerns

According to the residents interviewed by Chinese paper Shin Min Daily News, people have been witnessed leaving food for stray dogs in a field close to Edgefield Plains. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
According to the residents interviewed by Chinese paper Shin Min Daily News, people have been witnessed leaving food for stray dogs in a field close to Edgefield Plains. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - Wild dogs and wild boars have been sighted in Punggol recently, causing residents to raise concerns about the possible dangers that the animals present.

Residents of Edgefield Plains have made complaints to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority Singapore (AVA) regarding the animals, reported Chinese evening newspaper Shin Min Daily News on Tuesday.

According to the residents interviewed by Shin Min, people have been witnessed leaving food for stray dogs in a field close to Edgefield Plains.

Some residents have reportedly resorted to carrying wooden sticks to defend themselves against the animals.

In response to public feedback on the wild boars and stray dogs in the vicinity, an AVA spokesman told The Straits Times that surveillance and control operations are being conducted in the area.

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