Wild Hogs Scare Residents Off Atlanta Streets

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A big bear recently frightened the residents San Luis Obispo, Calif., but that was just one animal. According to the Associated Press, the Georgia metropolis of Atlanta is being bullied by an entire group of feral hogs.

The hogs have been hanging around a suburban area of Atlanta, creating fear in the parents that live in the homes nearby. Many residents have stopped allowing their children to walk to the bus stop each morning, because of the animals they've spotted. Trappers are working to catch the hogs and hope to have the job done this week.

"My children are petrified," said Taneisha Danner, a mom who just moved to the area. "I have little ones that get on the bus at 6:40 in the morning. So, I'm sorry - I'm not built to fight off wildlife."

The animals are said to be very large, with some tall enough to reach a man's waist. Wildlife experts have warned those living in the area not to corner the hogs, because the animals become aggressive when they feel threatened.

While officials are working on catching the hogs, many wonder how the animals ended up in Atlanta at all. Charlie Killmaster, a deer and feral hog biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resource, says that feral pigs can be found in almost every county of Georgia. They are the product of escaped farm pigs and wild hogs that started breeding back in the early 1900s.


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Giver them to Paula Deen to butter up & coook

September 26 2013 at 10:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Fetch me shotgun Wilma.....we gitt'in some ham for supper !....yep.....lock'n load !

September 26 2013 at 10:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

More pathetic crap by the AOL non-writing crew that writes the teaser headlines. Headline reads "Wild Beasts take over Atlanta Suburb" yet if they were looking for truth and, they would have used "Wild Hogs wander Atlanta suburb". Who writes the headlines? Children? Jr. High journalism students?

September 26 2013 at 9:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Shoot them, dress them out, have a big contest about the best B-B-Q wild hog, charge a fee for entry in the contest and then charge for the food. Give the money back to animal control or the food bank.

September 26 2013 at 7:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
The Wise One

"....bullied by an entire group of feral hogs"? Give me a break! What is this? A DRAMA class or a news report? Good Grief!

September 26 2013 at 7:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Forget TRAPPING them!!! Shoot them suckers and have a BIG OL' BBQ!!! Here in Mississippi we have a hunting season geared toward limiting the wild hog population!! Some hogs can get HUGE and they are VERY dangerous...they can kill a person if threatened!!!

September 26 2013 at 7:27 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

daaaaannnggg dat be a lot a bacon!!

September 26 2013 at 7:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So that's where the GOP has been.

September 26 2013 at 3:39 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to hugozoon's comment

Yup jist a waitin to get a bead on dem feral dumbocrats. Keep huntin guys, git em all!

September 26 2013 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What's the problem... get the "good old boys" out there with thier guns and fire up the BBQ.

September 26 2013 at 3:19 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Feral hogs? What's the big deal? Have you seen the liberal senate lately?

September 26 2013 at 1:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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