A man in his 60s was bitten and seriously injured by a wild boar in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, on Monday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:20 a.m. on Monday. The man was preparing to do gardening work when a wild boar measuring 1.5 meters in length attacked him in a car parking lot. He sustained serious injuries to his right arm and buttocks.
The man fought back with a knife used for pruning. The injured wild boar then fled toward the mountain.
City officials in Ashikaga are warning local residents to be on the lookout for the injured animal.© Japan Today