STUART, Fla. - Spiny tops are all that remain of the pineapples Micki Studor has been growing for a year.
Wild pigs ate the fruit for dinner Tuesday night.
The feral hogs were out looking for more food Wednesday night, dashing across the street.
Residents of the Woodridge community off of Cove Road say the pigs appear to be getting bolder.
They're also getting more destructive, tearing up yard after yard in search of food.
Homeowners believe the feral hogs are coming over from the Seabranch Preserve. They checked with the park ranger, who said there was nothing the state park could do about the animals coming into the neighborhood.
One homeowner paid someone to dig large pits behind the homes. The deep holes are covered with brush and tempting fruit.
The hogs don't seem to be taking the bait, though.
"These are not dumb pigs," says Studor.
Florida law allows homeowners to trap or shoot feral pigs on their property, as long as they follow local and state gun laws.
There are also licensed hog trappers across the state.
Wild pig meat can be consumed, but feral hogs can carry diseases so they must be handled carefully.
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