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Boar sightings up in Seoul

The number of boar sightings here is on the rise, raising alarm throughout Seoul.

Between Sunday and Monday, four boar sightings were reported in populous parts of Seoul.

(Yonhap)
(Yonhap)

Seoul Jongno Police said Monday that two boars were seen in Sajik-dong, central Seoul, on Sunday at around 10 p.m. One was shot down at around 11:30 p.m. while the other escaped to the nearby Bukhansan.

At 1:30 a.m. on Monday, another boar was reported wandering around near Gyeongbokgung in the same district. It was shot dead roughly an hour later by fire department officials in Susong-dong near the US Embassy. 

(Yonhap)
(Yonhap)

Another boar was spotted and killed in Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi Province, just off the southeastern tip of Seoul, at around 9:55 p.m. on Sunday.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)
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