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.