Wild Boar killed, 3 people sent to hospital after 3-vehicle accident along Lentor Avenue
By Cherlynn Ng, 29th September 2017;

A Wild Boar (Sus scrofa vittatus) was killed and three people were injured following an accident along Lentor Avenue towards Yishun Avenue 2 early this morning (Sep 29).

In response to media queries by Stomp, police said they were alerted to an accident involving two cars, a van and a Wild Boar at 6.59am.

Three people aged between 17 and 53 years old were conscious when conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Stomp understands that a car had hit the Wild Boar and then left the accident site.

A second car that was right behind the first vehicle had braked upon seeing the animal on the road. A van then collided with the second car.

Stomper Armando was at the scene and said the accident resulted in a traffic jam, especially for vehicles that were coming from Seletar Expressway (SLE).

He added: “The Wild Boar is believed to have come from the lush vegetation/forest on one side of the road.

"One vehicle sustained a severely damaged hood while the other vehicle had its rear wrecked.

"The police and paramedics arrived shortly and assisted three people with minor injuries.

"There were no other casualties except for the pig, which died on the spot.”

Police investigations are ongoing.

Stomp has reached out to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) for comment.

Source: STOMP

Stomper Mitch came across the carcasses of more than 10 bats in Lentor Avenue this morning (Jun 2).

He wonders what could be the cause of the deaths.

Said the Stomper:

“I found bats’ dead bodies scattered on the grass, pavement and road on Lentor Avenue this morning, 2 June.

"In total, there were more than 10 of them. I posted a few photos here. It looks like they have been dead for a day or two.

"What could be the cause of this? Pesticide or some other reason?”

Source: STOMP

These appear to be Asiatic Lesser Yellow House Bats (Scotophilus kuhlii). One possibility is that a bat roost in the area was cleared out by people using methods that proved to be lethal in the end.

Stomper Drik was shocked when he found a dead ‘leopard cub’ in front of the Bukit Regency Condo yesterday (Sep 11).

Drik mentioned that the spots and stripes on the feline made it look like a leopard.

In a phone interview with Stomp, he said:

“It looked like it had just died as the fur looked fresh and it had not decomposed yet.”

He added:

“This raises a lot of questions: Are there still wild cats roaming near Bukit Timah?

"Was this somebody’s pet?

"Is it allowed to own one in Singapore?

"What caused its death? Why was it there?”

Source: STOMP

This is a Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), Singapore’s last surviving wild cat.

Bukit Regency Condominium is located across the road from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve; although Leopard Cats have not been recorded from this area in recent years, it’s not surprising that a population might still survive in the forests. On the other hand, it’s also not impossible that this particular individual was an illegal exotic pet.

Close to midnight yesterday (Nov 4), Stomper Genius18 was startled to see a snake on the pavement in Yishun Park. The snake had its stomach slit open, and there was blood on the floor, near the carcass.

After taking a picture, he moved the dead snake to a grass patch beside the pavement.

The Stomper said:

“Its stomach was split into half. It looked like it was killed, more than just an accident.”

“Why was there a snake lying around on an open path?”

Source: STOMP

I’m wondering whether this Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus) was killed for its gall bladder, which is claimed to have medicinal properties.

Stomper Seb was saddened by the sight of a dolphin carcass at East Coast Beach yesterday (July 19).

The Stomper saw the beached dolphin when he was at beach yesterday morning.

He had noticed a stench in that area, and had gone closer to find out what was causing it.

“From far we saw what looked like a big fish that had washed up on shore.

"When we got closer to it, my heart sank when I realised that it was a precious baby dolphin,” added the Stomper.

Source: STOMP

This is most likely an Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin (Sousa chinensis).