Wildlife officials tell Florida man to shoot or trap wild boars tearing up his yard

in Kissimmee News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – It started with a little patch of torn up grass in Kel Young’s backyard. Within a week, there was barely any grass left because wild boars kept digging through his Southport Bay neighborhood near Poinciana.

“They came here every night, literally, and ripped this apart,” Young said. “I’ve lived here since 2008 and this is the first time this has happened.”

Young said it began the Sunday before Thanksgiving and within a week his entire backyard had been destroyed. Young set up a motion-sensor camera in his backyard that showed eight to 10 boars digging away.

“This is what they’ve done last night,” Young said while pointing at the hundreds of holes around the lake behind his home. “This is out of hand.”