Yesterday, some wild boar were spotted swimming in the Albertkanaal. They had ended up in the water and were trying to reach the shore. They were rescued by specialised teams while others were caught by police with the help of locals. (see video)
However, some escaped the attention of the people and were spotted on the other side of the channel in Paal and Tervant later on. "We have reports of 3 to 4 wild boar," Jeroen Denaeghel of Natuur en Bos told the VRT's local radio station Radio 2 Limburg.
Hunters that are active in the area have been asked to kill the animals if they see them. "We hope to eliminate them as soon as possible in order to stop their further spreading", says Denaeghel.
Watch the video here: