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Alabama man shoots 820-pound wild hog in front yard

Wade ran to the front of the house where his daughter was looking out the window, and he says he “couldn’t believe what I was seeing”.Wild or even slightly wild pigs like the one shot by Seago cause more than $1.5 billion in damage to agriculture and the environment each year, according to the Mississippi State University extension.He said he does not have any regrets about killing the hog, which had 6 inch-long tusklike teeth. It was not a good situation, ‘ Seago said.Anxious the hog may attack Cruiser or his family, Seago ran inside to grab his.38 caliber revolver.Garcia said she doesn’t blame Seago for shooting the hog, but she does wish publicity from the event would die down a little.”Cruiser was out of my line to the hog so I fired”. It took three shots to drop the hog.The animals have high reproductive rates, a lack of natural predators in the area, voracious omnivorous feeding habits, and display destructive rooting behavior and habitat destruction.Feral hogs are considered a game animal in Alabama and have no closed season and no bag limits.”I didn’t think twice about taking this hog down”, he said.Wade Seagos, a deer hunter who also operates a taxidermy shop, told AL.com that it’s not unusual for wildlife to wander onto the 100 acres he shares with his family in Samson.He said the animal had terrified his daughter and disturbed his dog. I wouldn’t trust the meat, ‘ he said. “I’d do it again tomorrow”.As a way to keep the ever-growing hog population under control, Alabama law permits hunters to kill as many hogs as they like on private property.