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Old 03-15-2019, 09:10 AM
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Aside from trapping/relocating, or killing, is there any deterrent for these damn things? My parents are trying to sell there house...and the f'n pigs are just destroying their back yard- only the nice zoysia grass. Happens about once a week...makes showings a little challenging.
It's in a community where busting a cap in the pigs azz might not be legal. They have like hog poison or something? Tannerite isn't an option either.
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you can trap and relocate, im sure the owner of where you take them will be thrilled! other than that kill them.

its not illegal until you get caught!
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:40 AM
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You can kill them or fence them out (that takes a strong fence). The problem is what you're seeing is a small portion of the population and new hogs will replace the ones you kill.
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Electric fence.
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dinner. fill the freezer with the little ones.

They are all over the place and multiplying at a rate you can't even imagine...and they are super destructive.
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you have to shoot 80% of the local population just to keep them at the same level

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sounds like a THT bbq at the OPs place....
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Tannerite is always an option.

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Old 03-15-2019, 10:22 AM
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You cannot Trap and relocate. At least here it’s illegal to transport live pigs. If you trap they must be killed.

Ive heard a single strand electric fence can keep them out. Never tried it though.
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pics of....wait for it....HOG!
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:32 AM
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No trap and translocate. Kill them. Or, a 2-3 strand very hot electrical fence.
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Watch the documentary Pig Bomb and be very scared!!!
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:36 AM
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People in AG zoned areas can trap them, pen them up, feed them real hog chow for a while and they become decent pork. Only the French seem to like wild hog. Trapping or fencing out seem to be the only things you can do in a residential area.
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One thing you could do that would kill most anything that touches it would be to put in a 50A 220V breaker and run direct burial 10 ga wire to the outside of the house. Take the conductor from the ground side to a 3 of 4" wide thin steel or copper track around the yard. Then use the two "hot" wires coming from the 220V circuit breaker to attach to 2 runs of barbed wire and run them about 18" or so off the ground, supported by electric fenceposts. You would want to put up signs that warn people there is a dangerous trap in your yard. This is what other people do when they make traps that can be fatal to humans.

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As far as poison, old-school green antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which is sweet tasting and toxic. If you leave a large bowl of it out, animals will ingest it, however keep in mind that it will indiscriminately kill other animals that drink it too.
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You could trap them, then take them on a long boat ride. Kick them off the boat and then return home. Circle of Life
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Originally Posted by whorrall View Post
As far as poison, old-school green antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which is sweet tasting and toxic. If you leave a large bowl of it out, animals will ingest it, however keep in mind that it will indiscriminately kill other animals that drink it too.
can also kill animals that feed on the dead hogs. such as a an eagle or other cool animals!
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can also kill animals that feed on the dead hogs. such as a an eagle or other cool animals!
That's absolutely true, and it can kill cats/dogs that are passing by.
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I am not sure if its true, but It has worked for me, supposedly they are quite smart. Shoot a couple and leave them there. The pigs will investigate and learn its a dangerous place. I am not sure if I just shot them all, but they stopped coming after about a week.
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I knew I could count on THT for a whole list of great ideas. This is a dreaded HOA/CDD/Gated/no electric fences/no antifreeze treats/no firing of gun/ etc type of community.

What the hell are they eating in the grass? Maybe if I leave a tub of snicker bars in the neighbors yard they'll leave my parents alone.
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