Wild boar bites Japanese pensioners

A wild boar has spread havoc in a peaceful residential area in southern Japan by attacking a man in a wheelchair, biting two pensioners and charging into a motorbike and a car.

The boar which was on the loose for eight hours in Sasebo city, was stopped by a man with a golf club before police arrived on the scene. He said: “I hit it hard. I came out to help when I saw the animal biting her (one of the pensioners) on her arm.”

A member of the local hunting community also tried to stop the boar but was not successful.

The boar was eventually scared into a drain by the street and police arrived and shot it.

Wild boar are being spotted more regularly in Japan’s mountainous countryside cities, as developments of the mountains has made their habitat smaller.