Social Media is abuzz with reports of wild boar is being sighted in Ellahi bagh , Malla Bagh , Lal Bazar areas .
The videos are being shared on popular Social Media websites like Facebook and Instagram.
Wild boars, which are not native to Kashmir and had not been seen since the mid-1980s, have been sighted increasingly in the past few years in the valley causing concern among the local population and wildlife experts.
Over the years ,
wild pigs have been sighted in many areas of north Kashmir, including Uri, Lachipora, Limber, Rafiabad, Rajwar and Balpur. The animal has also been found wandering in Dachigam National Park and its adjoining orchard and crop areas in summer capital Srinagar.
Mir Iqbal Khursheed , Range officer stated that the team has been send to trap the wild boar and people Don’t need to worry about it .He said from videos it is highly likely that the species is wild boar .