Dogs and hunters slay wild hog in suburban Atlanta

Posted: September 28, 2013 - 4:19am


ATLANTA (AP) — Tracking dogs managed to chase down and attack a 400-pound wild hog that has been scaring children and adults in a suburban Atlanta neighborhood.

After the dogs attacked, a hunter stabbed it to death Thursday night in the neighborhood near Lithonia, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The subdivision is about 17 miles east of downtown Atlanta.

The leashed dogs picked up the pig's scent and attacked it, said Tavares Dennis, one of the hunters.

"They just absolutely attacked him, and there was a lot of noise, a lot of screaming," resident Dell Powell said.

Powell was one of many neighbors watching as the dead pig was pulled out of the woods.

"I've been terrorized the last couple of nights," Powell said. "This is a wonderful feeling."

Authorities have said as many as four feral hogs have been roaming the DeKalb County neighborhood for several days.

An exterminating firm has been hired to search for remaining pigs in the area, WSB-TV reported.

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