Feral Hogs Also Invading State Capitol

Tuesday, May 17, 2011  |  Updated 11:31 PM CDT
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Feral Hog Trapping Successful in Fort Worth

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Wild hogs are making themselves at home in Austin.

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Irving's Feral Hog Success

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples says Irving has gotten a handle on its feral hog problems through trapping, but other cities need to do the same.

Feral Hog Trapping Successful in Fort Worth

Fort Worth has seen some success on trapping feral hogs in the River Bend Estates neighborhood.
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Another horde of voracious feral hogs are heading to the city -- but this time, it's the Texas capital.

Residents in the Harris Ridge and Harris Glen neighborhoods of northeast Austin have seen the wild porkers turning up more often over the past month. Resident Greg Varady told Austin's Your News Now cable channel that the hogs are tearing up yards and costing his neighbors hundreds of dollars at a time.

However, as with a similar situation recently in a posh Fort Worth neighborhood, residents of the Austin neighborhoods cannot resort to firearms within city limits. Some have started building taps near a pond where the neighbors think the hogs are going for water.

Varady said neighborhood residents are working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to remove the trapped hogs.

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