A wild boar invaded a shopping mall in Takamatsu, injuring five people.


Around 6:50 pm on October 23rd, a 1.1m-long female wild boar appeared at Aeon Mall Takamatsu in Kozai Honmachi, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. It is said that he entered the outdoor goods store on the first floor from the entrance, and then bit the legs of customers and employees who were visiting the store.

A customer called 110 to report that a wild boar was roaming the first floor of the store. According to the Kagawa Prefectural Police Takamatsu Kita Police Station, a 14-year-old junior high school student who was shopping was hit by a wild boar and hit a fallen product shelf. His leg was bitten, and a police officer was also bitten on his hand, but both injuries were minor.

AEON MALL Takamatsu is a large-scale store facing the sea and river in the city, but about 1.5 km to the southwest there is Mt. A total of 10 wild boars were captured near Mineyama Park in late August of this year, and many reports of wild boar sightings have recently been received throughout Takamatsu City. In addition, there are many accidents in which wild boars appear in urban areas and come into contact with cars or are bitten by them.

>> See also this article. Wild boar measures - what should be done? [Urban edition]

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