One down, but how many more hogs to go?
Neighbors in a Lithonia subdivision are happy that hunters were able to kill the 400 pound wild boar that had been “terrorizing” their neighborhood for the past week. But they are convinced there may be as many as three more.
Trapper Brannan Southerland, of Northwest Exterminating, tells WSB’s Sandra Parrish he will leave a baited pen in place over the weekend in case any more are still out there.
“We’re pretty sure there have been two different hogs identified,” he says. “So at this point and time, we’re going to continue to trap until we’re told otherwise by DeKalb County.”
His company was hired by DeKalb Animal Control to remove the hogs which would then be put down at a later time. He’s disappointed it wasn’t his guys who captured the beast.
“The fact that he’s out of here does give me some comfort,” says Southerland. “It gives the residents some comfort as well.
Animal Control officers returned to the scene of the “slaughter” this morning making sure hunters didn’t violate any local codes when they captured and then stabbed the boar. Dogs were first used to trap it.
Southerland, who is using methods approved by the county, says his company will continue to monitor the pen every 24 hours until told otherwise.