A Woman In Her 60s Is Attacked By A Wild Boar Amid The Frequent Wild Boar Sightings In Korea

She was bitten on her arms and calf.

Recently, a woman in her 60s was attacked by a wild boar in Korea, amidst recent boar attacks that have caused emergency alerts.

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On July 28, Yonhap News reported that the woman, A, was bitten by a wild boar at around 12:46 PM while working in a rice paddy field in the South Gyeongsang Province. The wild boar, weighing around 50 kg (or about 110 pounds), came down from the mountains, rushed at A while she was working, and bit her arms and right calf.

Upon hearing Ms. A’s screams, the fire department quickly arrived and transported her to a nearby hospital. Fortunately, it was confirmed that her injuries were not life-threatening. The fire department used tranquilizer guns to capture the wild boar but could not get it under control, so they requested assistance from the police. The police eventually dispatched a professional hunter, and at around 1:18 PM, it was reported that the wild boar was shot dead.

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Recently, cases of wild boards coming down from the mountains into fields and urban areas have been occurring frequently. On July 6, three wild boars appeared in Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul.

Also, on July 25, there was a report that a wild boar was roaming near a middle school in Gangseo-gu, Busan. The fire department responded to the scene three times but could not find the boar, and the district office sent out a disaster alert message asking people to refrain from going outside.

According to experts, wild boards come down into areas with earthworms to consume salt during the summer, which may explain why there have been frequent wild boar sightings. They shared that shouting or running away can lead to dangerous situations if one comes face-to-face with a wild boar. In such cases, it is advised not to show your back and to hide behind nearby objects for cover.


Source: Wikitree