500LB WILD PIGS THEY COME, THEY SEE, THEY TAKE OVER
I’d actually never heard of San Ramon, California before hearing of the town’s plight. Dozens of California neighborhoods homeowners have endured a constant nightmare with the invasion of wild pigs. The brazen interlopers have been trashing people’s properties on a nightly basis. Battling hungry pigs is evidently by definition a losing battle. When wild pigs are on the hunt for food, they are virtually unstoppable. One homeowner Cindy Smith described it sadly, “I think we might be fighting a losing battle, every day it’s getting worse and worse.”
HUNGRY SWINE LITERALLY STRIP LAND HUNTING FOR FOOD, EVERY NIGHT
The lawn in front of Smith’s house looks like a construction zone. The wild pigs have gone to town there, successfully hunting for grubs, which are insects that live under ground. Her property was a virtual buffet, but the wild pigs literally tore her grounds apart, digging in everywhere. But Smith’s property is on among many that look equally devastated in the Westside Drive neighborhood. Security cameras have been catching footage of the wild beasts tearing up the turf and eating on the go.
HOMEOWNERS IN CALIFORNIA NEIGHBORHOODS DESPERATE FOR SOLUTION TO GET RID OF INVADING ANIMALS
A few miles away an emergency meeting was held by the Norris Canyon Estates homeowners’ association which covers several California neighborhoods. They are desperate to figure out what to do about the invasive swine that have continuously wrecked more than 20 properties in that community as well. But these animals are a lot to tackle, especially on the hoof. As another homeowner Don Covington described them, “There’s about 25 of them out there, the pigs are big too, about 400 to 500 pounds.” How do regular folk shoo away the equivalent poundage of a hungry, aggressive football team? They don’t, and that’s the problem.
WILD PIGS LIKE EASY FOOD, AND THE FOOD THIS YEAR IS EASY
Swine experts explain that wild pigs do well living and breeding in open spaces. But the return of California neighborhoods rainy season has made digging, rooting and eating quite easy for the pigs to prosper. As the wild pigs can’t be confronted or moved, another solution will need to be found. One idea is to remove their food source. But “de-grubbing” all that domestic property will be challenging at best. This is round two for the area getting victimized by the hungry, wild pigs. They had been thru before back in 2013 to devastating effect. Now that the “grub” grubs are everywhere, the ravenous wild pigs are back for seconds.