Article Courtesy of UPI NEWS
By Ben Hooper
Published January 30, 2017
Neighbors in the Avalon Park area of Orlando said the boars, which live in a
reserve bordering the neighborhood, have been spotted periodically during the
past two years, and recently they have been sighted tearing up yards and even
"Well, the problem is they come
straight to your house," Carmen Caraballo, a 16-year
resident of the neighborhood, told WFTV. "They're not afraid
of coming in, and they make those huge holes everywhere."
"I know they start scratching; scratching the floor," she
Neighbor Pat-Ann Gangasingh said she has repeatedly
complained about the hogs to the area homeowners
"It's just ridiculous to have these kinds of animals come
out and tear up your property and you get nothing out of
it," Gangasingh told WKMG-TV.
She said the homeowners association assured her the pigs
would be trapped and relocated, but the animals' presence in
the area does not seem to have been reduced.
Two dogs confront a wild boar in the Avalon Park
neighborhood of Orlando.
"It's a beautiful
neighborhood, very quiet, and they should take care of us because we pay our
homeowners fees," Gangasingh said.
The association's budget shows $5,700 is allocated each year for wild boar
"But still," Caraballo said. "Coming in, I don't know what else to do."
She said she worries about her family's safety.
"My daughter, coming down with the baby," she said. "They got to be careful,
because you never know."