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Old 03-23-2010, 03:52 AM
 
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I heard about wild pigs roaming around Sienna Plantation on the news this morning. It appears that the recent construction in the area is pushing the wild animals into the mpc. Anyone experienced this?
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:26 AM
 
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I heard about wild pigs roaming around Sienna Plantation on the news this morning. It appears that the recent construction in the area is pushing the wild animals into the mpc. Anyone experienced this?
That's not accurate. Wild pigs are not being pushed anywhere by construction, instead they are encroaching on the human domain. They are everywhere. The groundskeeper at River Oaks Country Club killed a 250+ lb. boar with a bow on the golf course there, for example.

Wild pigs are not natural and need to be eradicated. Major problem.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:03 AM
 
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That's not accurate. Wild pigs are not being pushed anywhere by construction, instead they are encroaching on the human domain. They are everywhere. The groundskeeper at River Oaks Country Club killed a 250+ lb. boar with a bow on the golf course there, for example.

Wild pigs are not natural and need to be eradicated. Major problem.
That's why I asked. Channel 13 reported it was due to the construction. I was looking at the 4:30am edition.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:35 AM
 
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That's why I asked. Channel 13 reported it was due to the construction. I was looking at the 4:30am edition.
I didn't mean to sound snarky, its just that there is not a "save the wildlife" concern with wild pigs. They are an invasive species that is moving into the Houston area completely without regard for human activity. If you see one, kill it.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:01 AM
 
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We have them in thhe NE area too. I live in Eagle Springs and know they have been seen around here, and I saw a dead one on the side of the road once. They are not something I would want to run across while out and about.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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It appears there are wild pigs in many suburbs of Houston, including Katy. Folks in areas of Kelliwood off S. Fry have been dealing with this for some time. A friend of mine who jogs every day says they have never bothered her, but it is disconcerting when you round a corner and there are four or five of them grazing off to the side of the path.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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I heard about this specifically from our pastor when they started clearing the trees September '09 to start construction on one of our church buildings. The pastor of St. Catherine's (already established building) told him that the wild pigs were suddenly all over their property. I'd assume it's an on-going occurrence.
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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They are not wild pigs they are ferrel pigs. Pigs are not native to north or south america. They are domestic pigs that were turned loose.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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They are not wild pigs they are ferrel pigs. Pigs are not native to north or south america. They are domestic pigs that were turned loose.
They aren't "ferrel" either...

However, "wild" is close enough for our purposes, methinks...

FERAL:
adj.
    1. Existing in a wild or untamed state.
    2. Having returned to an untamed state from domestication.
  • Of or suggestive of a wild animal; savage: a feral grin.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:04 AM
 
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They are FERAL PIGS. They are big nuisances and farmers all across Texas hate these animals. They really screw up the land and they stink badly. Many landowners allow you to go onto their property and hunt them...sometimes for free and without limit. They multiply like crazy and can really get out of control. I have hunted them before and got six the last time I went out to Brenham area...

Youtube "feral pig" or do a search and you will see what I am talking about...
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