A 12-minute long video showing a team of eight firefighters running around a residential porch area to catch a wild boar is going viral
Speaking to SAYS, firefighter Muhammad Iqbal Iqbal Hasnol said the incident happened on the 10th day of Ramadan
Iqbal said the Muar Fire and Rescue Department received a stress call about the presence of a wild boar at a residence at about 10.47am on 1 May.
The caller requested firefighters to chase the wild boar out.
Iqbal, who also runs a YouTube channel, said the operation took the team half an hour to complete. Seven personnel were in the residence's front porch, while one was stationed outside the house to prevent the wild boar from escaping.
"We intended to catch the animal without injuring it by using tools such as ropes and catch poles," said the 27-year-old firefighter.
"In the end, the animal managed to escape to its original habitat without being caught or harmed. The animal seemed to know the place very well as it was able to run back to the exit.
"We found out that there is a hole in a fence, which the animal used to enter the residence. The operation was a success. We only wasted our effort playing catch."
He said the video was made to entertain Malaysians and that he did not mean to offend anyone
At the end of the video, Iqbal could be heard joking that his colleague, Jamrin, was disappointed that the wild boar managed to escape, or else it could become his dinner.
He told SAYS that the team had four Muslims who were fasting, while the other four members were non-Muslims from Sabah and Sarawak.
The video was shot from a camera worn on Iqbal's chest.
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