A public warning has been issued by the police after wild boars were released in a village in Argyll.
Officers received reports of the animals being released in the Strachur area on Friday, October 28.
It is unknown yet the circumstances that led to the boars being released.
Police have now warned members of the public to not approach the animal and to keep their dogs at a distance if they are spotted.
An estimated 2,600 boars currently reside in the UK, made up from captive animals that either escaped or were illegally released.
A spokesperson for the force said: “Police received a report of wild boars being released in the Strachur area on Friday, October 28, 2022, and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.
“Although boars are generally peaceful animals, we ask that the public do not approach or attempt to feed them as they can be very protective of their young.
“We also ask that any members of the public walking their dogs near the boars keep their distance and keep their dog on a lead around them.”
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