- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SUNTREE, Fla. (AP) - A wildlife trapper is looking for wild hogs that are roaming a central Florida community.

Trapper James Dean told Florida Today (https://on.flatoday.com/1wHdzGS ) the hogs have recently torn up the lawns of 17 homes in the Sawgrass at Suntree subdivision near Melbourne.

Dean says they want to trap the hogs before Halloween so they won’t pose a problem for children as they trick or treat.

So far he’s trapped eight hogs and has set up additional traps. He believes one of the loose hogs weighs about 350 pounds.

The wild hogs aren’t new to the area, but Dean says the damage they’ve caused this is the worst he’s seen. He says the hogs are coming out of the woods to search for grub worms.

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Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), https://www.floridatoday.com

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