RIVERSIDE – Recent wild boar sightings have created quite a stir amongst Riverside residents. On Tuesday at around 11:40 a.m. Riverside police were dispatched to Fairmount Park located at 2601 Fairmount Boulevard in the City of Riverside for the finding of internal organs floating in Lake Evans. The organs were located, and the Coroner was called to the scene to determine if the remains were that of a human or an animal.
The Coroner was able to determine that the remains belonged to a wild boar, that was likely killed by a coyote authorities said. Animal Services responded to collect the remains. This finding comes after several reports of wild boars witnessed roaming parts of Fairmount Park at night. Wild Boars for many years lived in the Santa Ana river bottom usually keep to themselves, mostly coming out at night to feed on fresh grass and foilage.
Authorities remind the community that hunting for any animals within the City of Riverside is prohibited and is punishable with up to $1000 in fines, 6 months in jail, or both. If these animals become aggressive toward people or pets, you should contact Riverside County Department of Animal Services at (951) 358-7387 or the Riverside Police Department at (951) 354-2007 for assistance.
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- FILE: Wild Boar: By Steve Garvie