Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Pig in a poke
My oldest son Mike was out making the rounds in some of the city's parks yesterday when he came across this bad boy. Looking at the tusks, needless to say, he stayed in his truck.
Feral pigs are a big problem in Florida. They were brought here by the Spanish 500 years ago. They are very prolific, very destructive and a bit testy when surprised by two-legged creatures. I can remember hot-footing it out of a conservation area years ago with the kids when we accidentally jumped a big boar.
The city doesn't have an active program yet to trap and eradicate them but it will some day.
Fayetteville news: A four-day weekend is in the works, but Mark can't afford to come home and we can't afford to go up. It's the $129 a night hotel rates that's the problem as well as the gas.
Posted by Airborne dad at 9:44 AM