A rambler was taken to hospital after being attacked by a wild boar in a Hong Kong country park on Thursday afternoon. The 68-year-old Hongkonger was enjoying a walk with his wife along a trail in Tai Tam Country Park on Hong Kong Island when the animal bit his lower left leg at about 1.20pm. The boar ran away after the attack, which occurred near the Hong Kong Parkview residential estate. The man’s wife called rescue services for help. An ambulance crew took the man to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai for treatment. Boars are among the most commonly encountered wild species in the city. Several of them were seen wandering around the area after the incident. Injuries during encounters with the animals occur occasionally. A 100kg adult boar wandered into Kennedy Town MTR station in June last year, slightly injuring a female commuter. Police and vets later subdued the boar after a three-hour saga. In another incident on Thursday, a boar was found stuck in a water channel on Route Twisk in Pat Heung at about 9.30am. Firefighters freed the animal. Help us understand what you are interested in so that we can improve SCMP and provide a better experience for you. We would like to invite you to take this five-minute survey on how you engage with SCMP and the news.