The wild boar has been caught and transported to Adelaide to be analysed for toxins, a South Australian government spokesperson said on Monday.
Wild boar is a protected species and its numbers in the state are not thought to be declining, according to the South Australian Department of Primary Industries and Natural Resources.
Wild Boar are not considered pests and there is no need to remove them from South Australia.
South Australia’s Department of Environment and Heritage Services confirmed to ABC Radio SA that a wild boa caught in the State had been transported to a regional wildlife rehabilitation centre in Perth for testing.
Wild animal expert Dr Sarah Brown told the ABC that the boar caught on a remote coastal location was a rare occurrence and could be a case of “barking wild” in which the animal was not observed.
“It’s not a typical wild boas.
They’re very rare and we don’t usually see them in South Australian waters, but they do occur in the Northern Territory,” Dr Brown said.”
The boar had been caught in a shallow lake, which is where we’re most likely to find them.””
They have very distinctive black and white spots on their backs that indicate they’re a wild animal.”
When you look at their skin, it’s quite shiny and shiny on their sides and they have some kind of a pattern on their skin.
“This is a very, very rare occurrence, but it’s certainly not a sign of a declining population.”
Dr Brown said the boars’ skin colour could help them identify their prey.
“They’re very good at spotting prey and they do have a sense of smell,” she said.
Wild animals in the wild can have distinctive patterns and markings, such as a yellow stripe on their body, which indicates that they’re an animal with a very distinctive scent.