THE moment a gigantic boar stands on his hind legs to chow down on garbage has been caught on camera — but it’s where the animal is doing it that’s causing concern.
Shocked parents taking their kids to school in Hong Kong spotted the huge animal standing on the tips of his trotters to get his head in the bin, while two piglets stand next to him.
The terrifying video, posted to Facebook by Tu Dong, has since gone viral.
Misaki Ceci wrote: “The wild pig is in front of the left school. I’m careful with Hyung-Hyung’s primary school, and I’ve got a wild boar.”
The footage shows the boar trying to pull a black garbage bag out of the skip bin while his piglets stand guard.
In Australia, feral pigs are widely spread across NSW, Queensland, the Northern Territory and the ACT. They were declared pest animals in 2013, meaning they can be legally killed by farm owners.
There are millions of feral pigs in Queensland, with the last estimate claiming up to six million of them were living in the northern state.
In July 2013, a 10-year-old boy was gored in the neck by a wild boar at a far north Queensland beach. He had been riding his bike on a beach near Cairns when the pig charged at him and stabbed him in the neck with his tusk.
Feral pigs are also known to cause significant economic losses to agriculture by damaging crops, water holes and fencing.
There are strict laws in place to deter people from transporting and releasing live feral pigs, with fines starting at $2200 for possessing a wild animal.
Fines climb to $22,000 for transporting live feral pigs.
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