Fort Bend County: Feral hogs continue tormenting neighborhood

Fort Bend County: Feral hogs continue tormenting neighborhood

Fort Bend County: Feral hogs continue tormenting neighborhood

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Updated Monday, May 23 at 5:27 PM

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Feral hogs continue to wreak havoc in a Fort Bend County neighborhood.

New photos have been sent to the KHOU 11 newsroom – which can be seen above - that show how some hogs have torn up one homeowner’s yard.

The explosion of the feral hog population in Texas has become a major concern for the neighborhood.

Brandi Gibson, a 10-year resident of Cinco Ranch who lives adjacent to George Bush Park and Barker Reservoir, said the hogs have started to venture into the neighborhood more than ever before.

"They’ve torn up the cul-de-sac and they’ve actually gone down both sides of the street," she said.

Gibson said she had lost count of how many times the hogs had ruined her yard.

Home video of feral hogs shot by a Cinco Ranch resident showed more than 20 hogs leaving the park and reservoir and crossing into Cinco Ranch.

More than 2 million feral hogs are believed to live in Texas—more than half of the feral hog population in the United States.

Barry Eversole, a game warden with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, said short of hunting, there is little anyone can do to control the state’s feral hog population.

Last year, feral hogs were blamed for nearly $52 million in damage in Texas.

 

 

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