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Wild boar found wandering around residential area of Kobe

Kyodo

A wild boar was seen Sunday afternoon strolling around a residential area in Kobe, surprising passersby.

The animal appeared at about 4:30 p.m. on a fenced slope in the city’s Kitano district, which attracts many tourists who come to see Western-style houses.

Some astonished onlookers took pictures, although Hyogo Prefectural Police have warned people not to disturb wild boars if they encounter them.

In another incident involving a wild boar, on Friday in Hita, Oita Prefecture, a limited express train bound for the city of Oita smashed into one of the animals at around 8 p.m.

The train, the first carriage of which was partially damaged, was stranded for nearly four hours, according to Kyushu Railway Co.