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Feral Pigs Takeover Suburban Atlanta Neighborhood

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Things are getting very wild in one suburb of Atlanta.

Feral pigs are on the loose.

And we're not talking Miss Piggy or Porky Pig.

These are big, bad pigs.

Nick Valencia reports.

Unwelcome new neighbors have moved into this Atlanta suburb.

"He was probably that high and maybe four feet long."

"I mean we're talking in pounds...like how many pounds?"

"300, 400 pounds."

Some residents say there are at least four feral pigs on the loose, eating garbage, chasing kids, and scaring parents. Feral pigs can grow tusks and become aggressive.

Robin may's daughter shot this video from inside their home.

"He came running back here. He kinda just made his way back here and right about where you see those stumps right there."

"Sure you're concerned about the kids especially. Kids coming home at the bus stop in the afternoon, walking down these streets, going back home."

So far no one has been hurt.

Carl Heinz, who's from Guyana and has lived here for 9 years, isn't concerned anyone will be.

"They don't scare me ya know because from where I'm from there are a lot of pigs around. So if I see him I would either just walk past them of chase them away."

Some area residents have decided to try to fix the problem themselves.

"This is our special remedy we use for hogs. We hunt a lot of hogs so we mix dog food, molasses and corn together."

DeKalb county animal control also is concerned about the wild hogs

"ya know when I first heard it, I didn't really believe it, I figured it might just be a domesticated pig. But after seeing the pictures, obviously we do have a problem."

They've hired professional trappers to capture the feral pigs.

"This would be something that is still a bit of an oddity obviously for metro Atlanta or even greater metro Atlanta."

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