The group of wild board had been a cause concern for some time. They had damaged gardens and disrupted traffic in the centre of Lommel, a town in the north of Limburg Province.
They were to have been shot and hunters had even deployed drones in order to localise them. The Opglabbeek nature centre’s Sil Janssens told VRT Radio 2 that the police and council workers have succeed in fencing in the group of wild boar.
Catching the wild boar was apparently quite simple. Only the last of the boar to be caught put up resistance as he was afraid and had become aggressive. Mr Janssens added that never before had thinks gone so smoothly when he had been called out to catch wild boar.
“Clearly these are semi-tame animals that have been released or have escaped”.
It is still unclear where the wild boar came from and where they will eventually be taken to. For the moment they are being kept at the Nature Centre.