Feral pigs invade Otero County

OTERO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Otero County commissioners say they have a big feral pig problem and they want more money to fix it.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports the commissioners discussed the invasive hogs during a recent meeting.

They were told by a wildlife specialist that the county is currently out in front of the problem, but the pigs’ breeding habits could change that.

Another challenge is the pigs roaming the county are smart enough to avoid traps and public roads.

Officials say they’re planning night operations in Otero County to see if they can catch more of the pigs when they’re active.

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