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Wild boar attacks man at home, 3 neighbors in southwest Japan

A wild boar (Mainichi/Osamu Sukagawa)

FUKUOKA -- A man in his 70s was attacked by a wild boar that broke into his house in Omachi, Saga Prefecture, on the afternoon of March 22.

    The animal entered the residence, then bit the man in the left thigh and inflicted other injuries at around 4:40 p.m. Three neighbors in their 60s and 70s who tried to help the man were also bitten on their hands and legs.

    All four were reportedly conscious, and were taken to the hospital. The boar, believed to be about 1 meter long, has not been caught.

    According to the local police station, the man was at home when he heard a glass door break and went outside to investigate, only to be attacked by the boar when it rushed out of his house.

    (Japanese original by Rokuhei Sato, Kyushu News Department)

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