The Israeli army released wild pigs and poisonous snakes onto farm land belonging to Jama’en village near the West Bank city of Salfit, Wednesday.

Eyewitnesses said that they saw an army truck emptying plastic containers of snakes in the area and then releasing scores of wild pigs.

The Israeli authorities said was this action was taken to mantain the natural balance of the area. Several pigs attacked Abdullah Awwad, 50,  from the village injuring him while he was walking home, local sources reported.