Article Courtesy of Fox News
By Jordan Bowen
Published February 26, 2019
SUN CITY CENTER - A group of residents is upset and demanding answers,
frustrated with wild hogs wreaking havoc on their property, digging up drainage
ditches and destroying their yards.
Feral pigs are going hog wild on Sandra
“It’s overwhelming," McCaw said. "And it’s frustrating and
this is a retirement home a place where we just want to
Their oasis is now a pigsty. Hogs dug dozens of holes in
search of food, leaving behind a mess for homeowners.
A barrier wall protecting their garden was knocked down by
the pigs, who also dug up a drain pipe, which is bound to
cause issues the next time it rains.
“No one is offering to help," Ralph Gentile said. "Everyone
is pushing the responsibility off to other people.”
So far, residents are getting very few answers.
“Everybody says oh that’s somebody else’s problem," McCaw
said. "The fishing says they are a nuisance problem. It’s
not a county problem. It’s not an HOA problem. It’s not a CA
problem, it’s frustrating.”
Wild Hogs causing problems in Sun City Center.
We reached out to FWC and the county, but we were told
it’s up residents and their homeowners' associations to fix the problem. One
solution is to trap the animals, but the traps can cost up to $600 per month
Now, Sandra McCaw says she wants her retirement community to make good on
“I was led to believe the Del Webb Retirement Communities were going to meet
all my needs, I mean they have a lot here to offer," McCaw said. "I just
don’t want feral swine in my background.”
We reached out to the HOA president Thursday night and are still waiting to