Two wild boars have been spotted in Caledon East and that has wildlife officials warning people not to approach the animals.

Frank Meyers has seen plenty of wildlife in Caledon over the years, but on Monday morning he spotted something unusual in his backyard.

“I certainly did take a double-take. I started yelling at my wife and my daughters that there are wild boars outside,” says Meyers.

The animals were also spotted by several other residents along Centreville Creek Road near Caledon East. Provincial police were called to the area when the animals ventured out onto the road.

Wild boars are not native to Ontario, but they can survive here quite easily through the summer months. It’s believed that the animals may have escaped from a local farm or are pets. Feral boars have been reported in eastern Ontario in the past and in 40 states across the U.S.

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