Wild Boar Takes 2 Separate Trains On The Hong Kong Metro

This is the moment a wild boar gives Hong Kong Metro staff the runaround and reportedly boards two different trains before being caught and released into the wild.

According to The Straits Times, the piglet managed to slip under the ticket barrier at Quarry Bay Station on Hong Kong Island in south-eastern China and board a train on the afternoon of 18th June.

The video was shared on Facebook by the Hong Kong Wild Boar Concern Group where it has been viewed nearly 200,000 times.

Young wild boar sitting on chair in subway in Hong Kong, China. (@wildboarconcerngroup/AsiaWire)

The footage shows a train worker trying to catch the wild boar with a sheet of blue tarpaulin after it runs up and down the carriage.

A spokesperson for Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR) said the piglet got off the train several stops later before boarding a different train heading under Victoria Harbour.

The train was then diverted to a nearby depot where officials from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department managed to capture the piglet and release it back to its natural habitat.

Young wild boar in subway in Hong Kong in China. (@wildboarconcerngroup/AsiaWire)

Well known for its stunning cityscape and tall skyscrapers, Hong Kong also has large areas of parkland and mountains that are home to a population of Eurasian wild boars.

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