Happy Year Of The Pig

Swifty

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#31
I've just posted this in the 'your neck of the woods' thread but for any Norfolkian Forteans with nothing to do at 3:30 this afternoon:

I'll be off to Cromer's North Lodge Park at 3:30 this afternoon to celebrate Chinese New Year .. a giant water dragon, floating lanterns, art activities (which I expect will be limited to just for kids) and finger food from The Kanton restaurant .. hopefully someone's got a lump hammer to smash the ice on the boating pond.

http://northlodgepark.org.uk/chinese-new-year-celebration/
 

James_H

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"It may be the year of the pig, but Hong Kong has had enough of the wild ones.

Authorities in the densely populated financial center are looking for ways to cut down on potentially dangerous encounters between humans and wild boars that have increased as the city's ballooning population expands into former wilderness.

Boars are now frequent sights on roadways, in parks and housing developments and even in shopping centers, and there is concern that the animals have lost their fear of humans.

While the government is pushing for softer measures such as sterilization for the pigs and education for humans who feed them, others say the solution is a full-scale cull of the swine."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pig-perfect-hong-kong-review-boar-problem-070359548.html

maximus otter
Yep they hang out a lot at an estate near my house, eating rubbish. The big ones could be very dangerous.
 

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"It may be the year of the pig, but Hong Kong has had enough of the wild ones.

Authorities in the densely populated financial center are looking for ways to cut down on potentially dangerous encounters between humans and wild boars that have increased as the city's ballooning population expands into former wilderness.

Boars are now frequent sights on roadways, in parks and housing developments and even in shopping centers, and there is concern that the animals have lost their fear of humans.

While the government is pushing for softer measures such as sterilization for the pigs and education for humans who feed them, others say the solution is a full-scale cull of the swine."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pig-perfect-hong-kong-review-boar-problem-070359548.html

maximus otter
The photographs illustrating this article on the boars are great.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/10/asia/hong-kong-wild-boars-intl/index.html

The boars look like a cocky street gang.
 
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