Feral Hogs on West Bank to Face Traps, Not Sharpshooters

Story by Diana Samuels, NOLA.com

The feral hogs that have been damaging West Bank levees are in for a surprise. Levee officials are about to start using a new, high-technology trapping system to catch them.

Last year, seeking a way to reduce the swine population, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office's SWAT team began an effort to hunt the animals, using .308-caliber rifles and night-vision equipment. Now, levee officials want to try a different approach, trapping the animals alive.

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