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Swimming boar dies in Milan

Animal dies on its way to recovery centre

(ANSA) - ROME, AUG 18 - A wild boar which had been hunted down after swimming in canals in Milan died Thursday shortly after being shot with a tranquilizer dart and caught near a sewer pipe .
    Fire services, local police and provincial police tracked down the animal.
    They said it had probably been unable to bear the shock of the tranquilizer dart after being weakened by days on the run.
    It was said to have weighed between 50 and 70 kg.
    It died on its way to an animal rehab and recovery centre at Vanzago near Milan.
    The boar had been filmed on several occasions swimming in Milan's canal network. (ANSA).


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