Wild hogs terrorizing West Ashley neighborhoods - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Wild hogs terrorizing West Ashley neighborhoods

Posted: Updated:
A damaged yard. A damaged yard.
  • More newsMore>>

  • Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:28 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:28:49 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >>
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a...More >>
  • Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:41:26 GMT
    A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy.More >>
    A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.More >>
  • CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message

    CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:29:37 GMT
    (RNN) – A sponsorship between cosmetic giant CoverGirl and the NFL is being tested during the league's nightmarish week of bad publicity in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.CoverGirl, whose sponsorship tagline is the “official beauty sponsor of the NFL,” launched a campaign that targets beauty looks for all 32 NFL franchises. The campaign has been promoted with the tagline “get your #game face on.”On Sept. 11, Adele Stan, senior digital editor for The American Prospect, mad...More >>
    (RNN) – A sponsorship between cosmetic giant CoverGirl and the NFL is being tested during the league's nightmarish week of bad publicity in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.CoverGirl, whose sponsorship tagline is the “official beauty sponsor of the NFL,” launched a campaign that targets beauty looks for all 32 NFL franchises. The campaign has been promoted with the tagline “get your #game face on.”On Sept. 11, Adele Stan, senior digital editor for The American Prospect, mad...More >>
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

Wild hogs are terrorizing homeowners in the Grand Oaks Subdivision, tearing up yards and trees.

The hogs are running loose in the Autumn Chase and Magnolia Lakes neighborhoods.

Residents said it started just before Christmas and hasn't stopped.

"Terrible, I mean it's awful," said homeowner Blanche Dennis who's used to winning yard of the month. "They're right at my door, right at the window. They tear up grass that I put down and stuff."

The subdivision's management company sent out cards warning about the hogs, telling homeowners to be alert and cautious because the animals are dangerous.

Dennis' neighbor Josephine Freeman hasn't seen the hogs, but says her brother has.

"He said it was a really big one," Freeman recalled. "He was sitting out here in the yard, driveway and when he saw it, he ran back in his car."

So how did the hogs wind up in the neighborhood?

One theory is they used to roam a wooded area off Bees Ferry Road that has been cleared for a new apartment complex.

So they had to go somewhere to find food.

The grand oaks neighborhood is behind the new complex, plus there's a pond there that the hogs may be using.

"We're just terrified . I have a disabled sister in the house," Freeman said.

A spokeswoman for the management company said they will send someone into the neighborhood to try to trap the hogs.

©2013 WCSC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow