JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Wild boars are on the loose in a Jacksonville neighborhood, tearing up lawns and terrorizing residents, a viewer told First Coast News.
The wild animals have been roaming the Sutton Lakes subdivision for about two weeks, said Tanyika Powell, who lives in the 2100 block of Alfa Romeo Drive. Powell said on Saturday her next door neighbor has hired hunters to trap the boars, but none had been.
On Monday, that changed. A trapper and his dog were able to wrangle a small boar. (Watch Video Below)
Andrew Capasso reports on a wild boar creating concerns in the Sutton Lakes neighborhood
Powell, who captured the animal on video, said it's strange to see the animal roaming the neighborhood in broad daylight. The boar's behavior has left her scared to leave the house, she added.
"Yesterday someone knock(ed) on (our) door and told us our pig was sitting on the porch and they saw him go around the back of the house," Powell told FCN in an e-mail.
Video shows the boar ripping up the lawn in front of a home, leaving a trail of uprooted sod in its wake. The animal doesn't appear to be fazed by Powell stopping to record it. With some verbal nudging from Powell, though, it appears to make a run for a lawn across the street.
A viewer tells First Coast News a wild boar has been terrorizing her neighborhood in Sutton Lakes for the past two weeks.