On the morning of the 28th, a wild boar appeared in Honjo City, Saitama Prefecture, and four men and women who were in a field were bitten one after another, with one of them believed to be seriously injured. No one has been captured so far, and police are asking anyone who sees one not to approach it.

Around 9:30 a.m. on the 28th, the fire department received a report that a man was attacked and injured by a boar in Kodaira, Kodama-cho, Honjo City, Saitama Prefecture.



According to police, a 69-year-old man who was walking on the road was struck by a wild boar that charged head-on, causing him to fall and hit his face on a pole.



A 53-year-old woman who was near the factory about a kilometer away was then bitten on her right shoulder.



About a kilometer away, in Akiyama, Kodama Town, an 81-year-old man who was in his garden was bitten in the calf of his right foot, and a 63-year-old man who was working in a field was bitten in his right foot.



Of the four, an 81-year-old man was bleeding heavily and appeared to be unconscious and seriously injured when he was taken to the hospital, while the other three had only minor injuries.



According to police, the four people were bitten within an hour from around 9:30 a.m. Based on sightings and other information, they believe the same wild boar, about 1 meter in length, was responsible for the bites.



The Honjo City Hunting Association is searching for the boar, but so far they have not been able to capture it, and police are asking people who see the boar not to approach it.



Additionally, on the 29th, we plan to have police officers out during school hours at elementary schools near the site to provide vigilance.



Kodama-cho, Honjo City is located in the southern part of Honjo City, and is an area where there are houses in the fields.

The story of a man who was attacked

I was able to speak to a man in his 60s who was attacked and injured by a wild boar on the road.



The man encountered the wild boar just after 9am.



He had just returned from a walk.



The man said, ``When I turned around, there was a wild boar about 10 meters away. I thought, ``This is terrible,'' but it lunged at me and I dodged from the front, but the next thing I knew, it was lying on its back. I don't remember the moment, but the back of my pants were torn, so I think someone lunged at me from behind.''



A person driving by called an ambulance, and he was taken to the hospital, where he received several stitches from his forehead.



The man said, ``I've seen wild boars in this area several times before, but they were about 1 meter long and quite stocky. I had never seen one this big before, so I was surprised.'' I did.

Boar's footsteps

The first wild boar appeared around 9:30am.



A 69-year-old man was walking on a prefectural road when a wild boar lunged at him head-on, causing him to fall, hitting his face on a pole as he fell.



Later, around 10am, a 53-year-old woman was attacked from behind by a wild boar on the grounds of a nearby factory, over a kilometer from the original scene, and bit her on the right shoulder.



The two people suffered minor injuries, and the boar is believed to have moved to Akiyama, Kodama Town, about 1 km away.



Just after 10 a.m., an 81-year-old man who was in his garden was suddenly bitten on the calf of his right foot, causing what appears to be a serious injury.



Furthermore, around 10:30 a.m., a 63-year-old man who was working in a nearby field was bitten on his right leg and suffered minor injuries.



After that, the boar reportedly fled towards Misato town, which is next to the east.



According to the police, there have been no reports of anyone being injured by a wild boar in Kodama-cho, Honjo City, but on the 19th of this month, a dead boar was found on National Route 254, which runs through Kodama-cho, and it appears that it had collided with a car. I am.