Hog wild in Gretna; pig wandering through suburb

Hog wild in Gretna; pig wandering through suburb
Photo provided by Julian Maronge, Gretna, La.

POSTED: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 4:53pm

UPDATED: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 8:14pm

A loose pig took a stroll through a Gretna neighborhood over the weekend, but the fate of the wandering swine was unclear.

Julian Maronge took the photo of a black pig and submitted it to WDSU. It was not clear whether the animal has been captured.

Witnesses described the critter as a feral hog -- a growing concern in the state -- but the animal bore the appearance of a potbellied pig. Loose swine have become a concern in Louisiana, where the legislature this year passed a measure allowing the trapping of feral hogs year-round without need for a permit.


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