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Hong Kong is being invaded by wild boars

(CNN)Last May, Australian Liz Walsh, her husband and their 2-year-old twins, moved into a 30-story apartment block in an upmarket residential area near Hong Kong's financial and business district. A few weeks ago, the family encountered some unusual neighbors: a trio of wild boars. The boars now regularly wander along the road that leads to the Walsh's apartment complex, nap in a favored spot beside a nearby footpath and hang out in the local playground. "They're super tame and friendly," says Walsh, but adds that she always keeps a watchful eye on them when she has her twins in tow. Encounters like hers are becoming a regular part of Hong Kong city life. The number of boar sighting and nuisance reports has more than doubled in the past f ...