South Scotland

Large boar found 'wandering' on A76 near Kirkconnel

Toby the boar Image copyright Janet Houston
Image caption The boar was put in a field after being spotted "wandering" at the weekend

Police have been called out to deal with a large boar "found wandering" on the A76 in southern Scotland.

The animal was spotted near Kirkconnel by a member of the public on Sunday.

Police in Dumfries and Galloway said it had been put in a field but they were keen to trace its owner due to its "skill for escape".

They said the boar had tags on its ear and appeared to be called Toby. It owner was tracked down by Monday afternoon.

Image copyright Google
Image caption The animal was first seen on the A76 near Kirkconnel

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