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Hungry pigs chomp lawns in Northern California neighbourhood

October 03, 2016 - 11:13 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Wild pigs are eating front yards in at least one Northern California neighbourhood.

KNTV reports ( that the pigs strike in the middle of the night, digging up front lawns in the Evergreen neighbourhood in South San Jose.

Resident Rod Murchison says there are about 20 wild boars that have destroyed more than half a dozen lawns in the neighbourhood over the past week.

Some pigs have also eaten geranium plants.

Residents say they believe the pigs are coming from nearby ranchland.

One resident put up a device that shines a red light, simulating a pig predator, hoping it will be enough to keep the hungry grub hunters away.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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