Hog Wild in Waveland: Loose animals raise a ruckus
By Ellis C. Cuevas
Jun 13, 2014, 20:14
Wild hogs have caused a ruckus in some Waveland neighborhoods. The Waveland Police Department is asking residents to report sightings immediately and to refrain from trying to shoot or capture the animals themselves.
The Waveland Police Department has had several reports of wild hogs on the loose in the city, Chief David Allen said Friday. "There have been complaints in the Idlewood area and also along Highway 603 in the annexed area,"Jesse Logan, Waveland's Animal Control warden, said this week. "Do not approach them."
"We need anyone spotting the hogs to give Central Dispatch a call at 228-255-9191, as these animals are dangerous and also tearing up lawns and gardens," Logan said.
"Our goal is to trap these wild animals and it is important to know where they may be, as they move about the area rapidly."
"Residents are warned not to try shooting the animals," Allen said. "That can be very dangerous."
The city of Diamondhead faced a similar problem last year, but were able to eventually trap most of the errant animals.