17 Wild Hogs Caught on Florida Golf Course

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MELBOURNE, FL 10/31/2011 -- The hogs are blamed for damage to grass along a number of holes on the Suntree Country Club golf course.

Trapper James Dean tells an Orlando news station that some of the hogs have razor sharp tusks. Dean says the hogs tear at the grass to get to grubworms, insects and snakes.

Dean says the animals are seeking higher and dryer ground on the golf course after rains flooded the nearby woods where they live.

Dean is using dogs to track the hogs and setting traps to catch them. Residents or golfers who see the hogs are asked to notify wildlife officials.


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  • by Really? Location: TLH on Oct 31, 2011 at 06:58 PM
    Why spend all that time and effort trapping them? Can't they just shoot them and haul them off to the butcher? Just asking.
  • by ConservativeHippie on Oct 31, 2011 at 05:48 PM
    Haven't played this course; what's the greens and cart rental fees? I am quite certain my 30/30 will fit in my golf bag.
  • by Steve Location: Not in Marietta on Oct 31, 2011 at 10:28 AM
    These animals are considered a varmit in Florida. That means you can go hunt them and kill them wherever they are. Get the nasty off these vermon, clean them up and it's not bad on the grill, or better yet take them to a shelter where they can feed many.
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