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Mr Macaulay was driving down State Highway 1 past Balclutha’s shops about 12.30am, when he spotted a mysterious dark shape on the road up ahead.
"I thought someone had dropped something on the road but, to my surprise, it was a wild pig,” he said.
“I didn’t want to spark an armed offenders callout, so I shot him on my phone instead.”
He followed the large boar down off the highway and along Elizabeth St.
"He was a big fella and looked to be between 72 and 77kg in weight. He was just wandering along the road past Holmdene, then he headed down towards the river, where I lost sight of him when he reached the Clutha riverbank.”
Clutha District Council spokeswoman Sue Wilkins said the council had also been notified about the boar.