Wild hogs invade posh Fort Worth neighborhood

April 13, 2011 3:40:04 AM PDT
A posh gated community along the Trinity River in eastern Fort Worth has been invaded by wild hogs that have been digging up parts of the large lawns surrounding the homes. Jeanie Turek told KXAS-TV of Fort Worth and Dallas that landscapers had just repaired the damage of her home from one invasion of the River Bend Estates when the peccaries made another raid the next day.

Turek said the hogs "sounded like a stampede of cattle, just running by the side of the house." They come to grub for worms, nuts and roots.

Since shooting wild hogs within the city limits is illegal, she considered traps. But Capt. Neal Bieler of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says "you hardly ever trap them all."

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