Attracted by a bag of food she was carrying, a wild boar charged at the 64-year-old woman, causing her to fall and break her hip.
The injury required her to undergo an operation at National University Hospital (NUH) Tuesday morning, reported Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao.
Madam Lin Hui Juan, a Bukit Panjang resident, was on a half-day excursion organised by a residents' committee to Chek Jawa on Pulau Ubin on Sunday morning when the incident happened at about 11am.
She was among the group of 40 who each received a red recyclable bag containing food and water.
After visiting Chek Jawa, the group started negotiating with a bus driver over the fare to take them back to the jetty.
Then a female wild boar with two piglets appeared and they did not seem afraid of humans. The group took photos of the animals and even fed them.
At that time, Madam Lin was carrying the red recyclable bag on her left arm. Suddenly, the sow charged at Madam Lin from behind, causing her to fall on her left side.
A group member said Madam Lin was unaware of the boar near her as she was bargaining with the bus driver over the fare.
After she fell, someone helped her retrieve the bag, while Madam Lin remained on the ground, groaning in pain. She was also unable to stand up.
She was then carried into a taxi, onto the boat at the jetty and taken to NUH.
It is believed Madam Lin's husband was with her during the excursion.
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