A Louisiana feral pig trapper caught a huge 337 pound wild hog in a cage on his property yesterday.
Trapper Eddie Young of Abbeville, Louisiana has been trapping wild hogs for 10 years, but he's never caught a pig like the one he did yesterday morning. The Vermillion Today reported that Young captured a 337-pound male wild hog in a cage on his property near Forked Island, Louisiana. He lured the pig into an eight-foot-long cage trap using corn on the ground. When Young and his friends found the caged pig, they could tell it was agitated. The monster swine had been trying to dig its way out and had dented the metal siding of the cage.
Young has been trapping wild hogs for 10 years because they've been tearing up his land and destroying his crops. He's trapped more than 100 feral pigs, from 20 pounds to the 337-pound pig he captured on Wednesday. Young killed the trapped wild hog and gave the meat to a friend whose fridge will be stuffed with pork for some time.
Some Louisiana hunters have even taken feral hog hunting to the skies; Hog Central Louisiana, a feral pig extermination, is using aerial drones to track and hunt hogs. Feral pigs are a growing pest problem in the US, especially in Louisiana. Wild hogs cause millions of dollars of damage each year to agriculture and livestock throughout the country.
Have you trapped or killed a wild hog bigger than the one Young trapped? Let us know in the comments.