PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — A hefty hog has been captured near a school bus stop in Florida.
Florida Today reports the nearly 400-pound (181-kilogram) hog was captured over the weekend by a team of dogs and trappers in Palm Bay.
Melbourne wildlife trapper James Dean received a call reporting “a very large boar hog” that was tearing up sod around a playground. Police helped block traffic Saturday morning while Dean, four hunting dogs and four men converged on the scene.
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Dean says the trained canines sniffed out and zeroed in on the colossal hog within minutes. The men captured and tied up the swine before lugging it into a cage. Dean says the hog was euthanized.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says wild hogs can reach 150 pounds (68 kilograms) or heavier.
Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com
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