A local trapper says 75% of local pig populations need to be slaughtered to reduce them to a manageable level.
FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Wild Fort Bend County home security camera footage has captured what you don’t want to see in your backyard.
Neighbors in Siena said their yards were ravaged by dozens of feral pigs in the middle of the night.
Then the pigs were gone.
The man whose camera captured the video said he wasn’t surprised they were in his yard, but was stunned by their numbers.
“I thought I would see two, three or four… not 25 or 30,” said Glen Garner.
After sunrise one morning last week, Garner went out to accompany his daughter to the bus stop.
The proof that only his doorsteps were hard to miss.
“I saw a ton of damage,” Garner said. “In our front yard, in our neighbor’s yard. Some houses down the street have been hit harder than others.
When he extracted the security video to identify the attackers, he was shocked.
“You saw a pig, OK,” Garner said. “And then you see the whole troop of the family come in. It’s really, really weird.”
Like thieves in the night, they move quickly and silently.
“They move very quickly,” Garner said. “Looking at our camera, they were in our garden for less than a minute.”
Sienna’s HOA said pigs have become a seasonal problem in the neighborhood.
They move up and down the banks of the Brazos River and eventually into the residential streets.
While there have been no confirmed reports of structural damage from pigs, the damage to flower beds and landscaping has been extensive.
A pig trapper who works in Siena told KHOU 11 News that the only way to control feral pig populations is to capture and kill 75% of them.
“For now, we’ll just clean things up and wait and see,” Garner said.
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