KAGAWA (TR) – A 5-year-old boy and a woman were bitten at a kindergarten playground by two hunting dogs that escaped from a wild boar hunt, police said on Thursday.
At around 11:40 a.m., the dogs bit the boy’s left leg and the left hand of the woman, 55, at Yoshizu Kindergarten in Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture, Fuji News Network reports (November 17).
The woman, the kindergarten’s principal, was trying to save the child from the dogs when she suffered injuries that will take two weeks to recover from, Kyodo News reported.
The hunting dogs, a male and female measuring about 80 centimeters long, are owned by a 65-year-old who lost track of them while on a wild boar hunt, police said.
One of the dogs was recovered in the kindergarten and the other was secured some two hours later in nearby mountains.
Police are investigating whether the dogs were properly being managed during the hunt.