Tampa Bay Today With Shriner

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A four-legged population explosion is going on! This Tampa Bay neighborhood has been invaded by wild hogs!

According to FWC, wild hogs can be encountered in all 67 of Florida’s counties. These animals can grow up to 150 pounds and be five to six feet long. You’ll know when a pack of them has come thru because wild hogs root in the soil with their snouts looking for food, leaving the area looking like a plowed field.

It seems that these wild hogs have found Sun City Center a great place to hang out, eat, and multiply! Residents are seeing these uninvited guests destroying landscaping and backyards as well as being more belligerent. “They seem to be more aggressive and less afraid of us, so they are coming closer and they are having more babies,” Sun City Center resident Dr. Gail Dudley said. “So that makes them more aggressive because they are watching out for the babies.

The residents have called their homeowners association as well as their elected representatives but haven’t heard back from them.

Just in case you were wondering, wild hogs can be trapped and hunted year-round with landowner permission and a hunting license is not required. [SOURCE News Channel 8]