Neighborhoods In One Area City Are Feeding Grounds For Feral Hogs

GEORGETOWN (February 23, 2013)--Residents of Georgetown are looking for ways to stop feral hogs from ruining their lawns.

More than 40 residents attended a forum last week in Georgetown to discuss the animals' impact on the city.

The hogs live in groups called sounders along the San Gabriel River and nearby neighborhoods have become feeding grounds for the animals.

It’s against the law to shoot a pig within the city limits, but officials will work with home owners to try and control the animals, Assistant Georgetown Police Chief Cory Tchida said.

One option for residents is to hire professional trappers to trap the hogs and take them away, Tchida said.