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Lufkin officials set trap to curb damage caused by wild hogs

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Wild hogs are causing damage to a few locations in Lufkin.

The problem is particularly bad at a location off US Highway 69 by the RC Modelers Airfield and the Ellen Trout Zoo.

The city has decided to set up a trap at the location in hopes of catching some of the hogs that are causing quite a bit of damage that could potentially cause accidents for people and planes.

"At this site, they've been at two locations,”  said Texas A&M AgriLife agent Cary Sims.” “They’ve damaged the top of the hill which is our main concern, where the aircrafts land and take off, and then on the side where people walk. They've been looking for insects in the soil, grub worms, earthworms, and any kind of large roots they can eat.”

The trap is going to be used as an educational tool. They'll move the trap to other locations eventually to show people with wild hog problems in the community how to build traps.

The AgriLife Extension Office will hold a program in May to show how to build the traps as well.

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