Wild Hogs Plague Florida Neighborhood

PLANTATION, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) — Officials in a Florida town are refusing to take action against a pack of wild hogs living in an affluent neighborhood, homeowners say.

Residents of Plantation Acres, which prides itself on being a “horse community,” say the feral animals are ruining their expensive landscaping, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.


“They really make a mess,” says Nick Perris of the local homeowner’s association. “They can eat through a lot of vegetation.”

One resident hired an animal removal service to relocate the hogs but so far their trapper has been unable to catch any of them.

“They’ve come to my house 11 times since mid-December,” says Kevin Lerner. “I replaced the lawns in sections they tore up but they keep coming back.”

The city of Plantation refuses to intervene in the matter and police say the hogs are just a nuisance like a rodent.

“But a rodent doesn’t weight 150 pounds,” Lerner says.

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