Wild boar attacks woman

April 5, 2012 - Singapore - Recalling the incident, Rubiah said she was busy collecting the mushrooms at about 100m from her house when she spotted a wild boar appearing out of nowhere.

Rubiah Samad, 54, was with two relatives when the incident happened at 9.30am.

The mother of eight suffered injuries on her left leg and sought outpatient treatment at Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital in Kota Baru.

Recalling the incident, Rubiah said she was busy collecting the mushrooms at about 100m from her house when she spotted a wild boar appearing out of nowhere.

The animal behaved aggressively and started to go near one of her relatives, Pak Husin.

She said the wild boar was medium-sized and its height reached her waist.

"From the distance, I saw Pak Husin waving a parang to defend himself and his wife.

"He managed to frighten it and it fled. Unfortunately, it reappeared later and started to attack me," she said.

After attacking and biting her, the wild boar ran off.

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