Dothan hires contractor to eradicate feral hogs

Dothan hires contractor to eradicate feral hogs

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Feral hogs have become a problem in Dothan’s Eastgate Park, so city officials have hired a company to take control.

News outlets report the Dothan City Commission approved a contract this week with B&O Hog Feral Control to help trap and remove the estimated dozen to two dozen hogs roaming though the area.

Park officials say the hogs are damaging the park’s grounds and can attack humans if they feel threatened.

B&O will be paid $750 per trapping event. B&O owner Keith Owen says they’ll set up cameras to determine how many hogs are in a particular group so it’s unknown how many trapping events will be needed.

He says they’ll try to trap away from some of the park’s main fixtures, like the walking trails or disc golf course.