SAN ANTONIO — Trappers captured a massive 400-pound feral hog on a golf course in Bexar County, highlighting the serious problems caused by feral hogs in the area.
Wyatt Walton, of Lone Star Trapping, which provides trapping services in San Antonio, says the massive animal was captured by dogs.
“We moved shop down to San Antonio in 2016,” said Walton. “Since then we’ve removed over 3,000 head of hogs.”
At the beginning of September, a new state law made it legal to hunt feral hogs in the state of Texas without a license.
It's believed there are about 2 million feral hogs across the state
“It’s terrible,” said Cliff Porter. “It's been going on for about the last month.”
Porter's front lawn had some re-landscaping done courtesy of a few visitors just rooting around.
“My wife took some pictures this morning,” said Porter. “One of them was pretty big.”
Porter lives in a subdivision just off Culebra. and believes the feral swine are making their homes in a greenway behind his neighborhood.
He's thought about putting a fence up around his yard.
“If I put fences around here then the hogs are going to find someplace else to go,” said Porter.
The homeowner's association for Porter's neighborhood has reached out to the city.
But Animal Care Services say they don't provide traps or hog control services.
“I would just like to see the city really do something about this issue because IU don't believe this is an issue that is centrally located here