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Wild dogs, wild boars sighted in Punggol

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Wild dogs and wild boars have been sighted in Punggol recently, causing residents to raise concerns about the possible dangers that the animals present.

Residents of Edgefield Plains have made complaints to the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority Singapore (AVA) regarding the animals, reported Shin Min Daily News yesterday.

According to the residents interviewed by Shin Min, people have been seen leaving food for stray dogs at a field close to Edgefield Plains.

Some residents have reportedly resorted to carrying wooden sticks to defend themselves against the animals.

In response to public feedback on the wild boars and stray dogs in the vicinity, an AVA spokesman told The Straits Times that surveillance and control operations are being conducted in the area.