Trapper called to Manatee County community over rampant wild hog problem

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LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida — After wild hogs spent months tearing through lawns and common areas, costing homeowners hundreds of dollars, some southwest Florida officials have hired a trapper to remediate the hog havoc.

About five homes and several common areas in the Lakewood Ranch community near Bradenton have been hit by hogs in the last few weeks.

Danny Young, who runs Sarasota-based Caught Hog Hunting and Trapping, has captured 16 hogs since he was hired by the district in March.

The Bradenton Herald ( reports that the pigs travel several miles each day. They love to toss dirt and grass to look for shrubs, roots and bugs. In the spring, they crave acorns.

Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald ,

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