Skip to comments.Wild Hogs Roam Streets, Scare People Near Atlanta
Posted on 09/24/2013 1:38:54 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
Police have enlisted the help of a trapper to round up a group of feral hogs scaring residents of a subdivision in suburban Atlanta.
Some parents fear sending their children to a school bus stop in the Lithonia area, where up to four of the hogs are roaming the streets and eating trash in front yards.
Authorities hope the hogs can be trapped in cages by Wednesday morning, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said.
Theyre causing quite a stir to say the least, Parish said shortly before noon Tuesday, as she headed out to the neighborhood, about 17 miles east of downtown Atlanta.
The police departments animal control officers were at the scene, but the plan was for a volunteer trapper to actually capture the animals.
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Isn’t Arkansas playing UGA this week?
GUNS KILL HOGS!
Big light in sky scares minority groups in Sector R.
Wonder if this area of Lithonia is a muslim enclave.
Those children going to the bus stops should be armed with pellet guns to fend off the wild hogs, right?
“Root hog or die!!!” you can look that up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_hog,_or_die
LOL...this is just pregame psyops thx to Arkansas.
Wouldn’t large mag .22LRs help in this situation?
Gee, you’d think in the South some good ol’ boys would’ve pulled the rifle off the rack of the pickup and fixed the problem already. Especially a free pork dinner right there in the front yard!
But... Atlanta has way too many Yankees who would freak out if they saw a regular citizen with a firearm in Suburbia.
Here in rural Alabama a firearm is just another tool. My neighbors would no sooner freak out over a firearm than they would with me wielding my rake, weed-whacker or hoe.
Do the hogs in question have razorbacks?
Hog? 44 mag, min.
Yes, they do. But it is a bit dangerous to discharge a firearm in a subdivision.
On the other hand, this is a good argument for a 30 round mag.
Shoot him Lisbeth, shoot him!!!”
LOL, no. We have Texas A&M at home.
Like oooh, I'm really scared!.............
four of the hogs are roaming the streets and eating trash in front yards.
If they’d keep their yards clean this wouldn’t happen...
Some of those feral hogs can get big. They are strong and dangerous. Get one and the others might get you. I suggest licensing bow hunters to cruise in pickup trucks.
“...In the early 1900s, several animals escaped from their enclosures at a hunting preserve at a mountain known as Hooper Bald in North Carolina, and they mated with feral hogs in the surrounding area. That population then spread into other areas of the Southeast, including Georgia, according to research done by Dr. Jack Mayer of the Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken, S.C...”
Dr. Jack Mayer is an idiot when he says,
“animals escaped and they mated with feral hogs”
where the hell does he think those feral hogs came from?
It is just plain stupid for him to say that all wild hogs are a result of a single incident.
It only takes a generation or so for domestic pigs to go feral in the wild.
There have been literally thousands of times that pigs have gotten loose from a farm and bred in the woods and swamps and developed into feral hog populations.
The article is not clear as to exactly where this incident occurred in the Lithonia area.
I am only one county away from there.
They'll have to pigs under control in no time...and Yankees and yutes too.
Folks in Georgia are calling the police to take care of some wild hogs? Free pork? What has happened to GA? Did all the good ol boys move to Alabama?
I have seen that article before and I believe he was
talking about Russian or German wild boar that mated
with feral hogs. They had been brought over to a
hunting preserve and got loose.
Otherwise the kids have to carry 12 ga w/ slugs.
I know a guy who hunts wild hogs in south Georgia. He says AR-15 w/ high cap mag is the weapon used by many. Feral hogs are apparently a big problem down there.
Hogs aren’t the only ferals that roam the streets of Atlanta and scare people.
The only real Georgians living in Atlanta are in deep cover.
Those must be the old, unreliable HOGs.
Let some free in Detroit ish.
I am in South GA and that is a good business (and popular sport) down here with a few folks.
The AR is the weapon of choice...with 30 rnd mags and red dot optics. They usually use night vision equipment also.
I’ll expound, the killing of hogs should be done before they become nuisance in urban areas. But, then America is becoming more and more sissified so that probably won’t happen.
These are the human form of hogs they’re talking about, right?
May be true, but the article implies that every wild pig in the U.S. is a result of that.
That’s Thoot him Lisbeth, Thoot him !! hehe
No, the human hogs are indigenous only to the DC area and mostly inside the beltway.
If any of those got loose in GA or in the other 57 states...we are doomed.
1. Cartridges for average size feral hogs at short to medium range. Included in this group are the 6.5x54, .30-30 Winchester, .300 Savage, .32 Winchester Special, .35 Remington, .375 Winchester, .44 Remington Magnum, .444 Marlin, .45-70 and similar cartridges. Suitable bullet weights would include 125-140 grain in 6.5mm, 150-180 grain in .30 caliber, 170 grain in .32 caliber, 200 grain in .35 caliber, 200-250 grain in .375 caliber, 240-265 grain in .44 Magnum, 240-265 grain in .444, and 300-405 grain in .45-70. Choose the same bullet designs that you’d use for deer hunting.
2. Cartridges for average size feral hogs at medium to long range. Here such calibers as the .243 Winchester, 6mm Remington, .240 Weatherby Magnum, .257 Roberts, .25-06, .257 Magnum, .260 Remington, 6.5x55, 6.5mm Remington Magnum, 6.5x68, .264 Winchester Magnum, .270 Winchester, .270 Magnum, 7x57, 7mm-08, 7x64, .280 Remington, 7mm Magnum, .308 Winchester, and .30-06 come into their own. Controlled expansion bullets suitable for deer hunting such as the Sierra GameKing, Hornady Interlock, Remington Core-Lokt, Federal Soft Point, Nosler Solid Base, Speer HotCor, and Winchester Power Point are commonly recommended. Examples of suitable bullet weights would be 100 grain in .243, 115-120 grain in .25 caliber, 120-140 grain in 6.5mm (.26) caliber, 130-150 grain in .270, 139-162 grain in 7mm (.28) caliber, and 150-180 grain in .30 caliber.
That would just make them mad.
Do you think he is going to stand still after the first one?
Those all should work but they are in a residential area and all have a long “carry” even after going clean through the hog. Might be a job for an expert archer.
So, the kids that can’t get a .40-70 1894 Winchester have to carry a 12 ga?
When I wuz a kid we had ~10 at the bus stop. Of course no one had guns with them until we started driving vehicles to school.....
30-30 is fairly reasonable.
Progressives march against common sense?