Wild boars and dogs sighted in Punggol, residents voice concerns

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 Shinmin Daily on Tuesday.

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

Some residents have reportly 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 spokesperson told The Straits Times that surveillance and control operations are being conducted in the area.

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