Concern Over Wild Hogs Expressed By Forest Official

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) - The operations director of Bernheim Forest says he's concerned about wild hogs in the Arboretum and Research facility in north-central Kentucky.

Operations Director Roger Fauver says there may be as many as 100 hogs and many of them are now being seen on neighboring farms. Fauver says the hogs could return to Bernheim this fall to search for acorns and other food. Bernheim is in Bullitt County, some 13 miles southeast of Bardstown, the Nelson County seat.

Fauver says the hogs are very destructive and there's concern about diseases they could possibly carry. He says the feral hogs are usually not aggressive, but are elusive.

The hogs were first noticed at Bernheim last November, when scattered wallows and evidence of their rooting were discovered over a 600-acre section of the 14,000-acre forest. The USDA was called in and specialists estimate that the herd at Bernheim at that time might have numbered as many as 60 animals, with others scattered over adjacent private forest lands.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Sep 4, 2007 at 01:55 PM
    I dunno, Joe, have you seen Travolta in the new Hairspray flick?
  • by Joe Location: Lex on Sep 4, 2007 at 08:27 AM
    That picture in no way resembles John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence or William H. Macy at all! My guess is the wild hog in that picture can't even ride a motorcycle.
  • by Karen Location: Nicholasville on Sep 4, 2007 at 05:55 AM
    That is not even right, Kevin in Salyersville.... LoL
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Sep 1, 2007 at 05:32 PM
    I see wild hogs every time I go to Golden Corral. They eat till thier bellies drag the ground, oink oink.
  • by Kevin Location: Salyersville on Aug 31, 2007 at 08:52 PM
    I was wondering what ever become of my ex-wife. I see her in the picture above. Boy, has she imporved since I last saw her.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Aug 31, 2007 at 11:17 AM
    I thought Wild Hogs was a new movie? Didn't know it would be considered a threat...
  • by richard Location: central ky on Aug 31, 2007 at 08:58 AM
    yaaaahooooo! wild hog kill-off!!!!!git 'er done!!!


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