Frustration and fear are mounting in a Clear Lake community near Houston. A feral hog invasion is costing homeowners in repairs and keeping joggers off the streets.
There is a scarecrow in the front yard of Alicia Steinkuehler.
“My scarecrow didn’t do a very good job of keeping the hogs away,” she said. “Not very scary.”
It doesn’t work, she says, because both Monday and Tuesday nights, feral hogs decimated her St. Augustine.
“You can replace that,” Steinkuehler said. “You can’t replace a child or a dog, and that’s what worries me right now. They’re becoming fearless.”
Steinkuehler says one chased her son not long ago. On Wednesday a neighbor shot footage of a hog rooting through a common area right next to houses during the day. *Experts say this is uncommon because they are mostly seen only at night.
*Editor’s Note: Many so-called wildlife “experts” cited by mainstream media sources are often misinformed or ignorant of the subject on which they speak. Feral hogs–and many other wildlife species–are cathemeral (active day and night) unless daytime hunting or other forces pressure them to nocturnal activity. –Don Zaidle, Editor-in-Chief