Hogs Wild in Columbus, GA

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) -- Amid concerns that wild hogs are encroaching on residential neighborhoods in Columbus, the city is hiring a company to capture them.

The city has contracted with Jager Pro, a local hog trapping and hunting company created about seven years ago by a retired U.S. Army marksman, Rod Pinkston.

Columbus city councilors Bruce Huff and Gary Allen brought the hog problem to the city's attention at a recent council meeting. Huff said hogs had been seen -- several had even been captured -- in the Washington Heights area.

Allen said he has heard reports of sightings in the Chattsworth Road area. Jager Pro determined that there's also activity on the edges of a large wooded area that includes part of Fort Benning.

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