Neighbors want help with wild hogs roaming Bessemer subdivision - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Neighbors want help with wild hogs roaming Bessemer subdivision

(Source: WBRC Video) (Source: WBRC Video)
BESSEMER, AL (WBRC) -

Neighbors in one subdivision in Bessemer are looking for help with a wild problem.

"At first I didn't have a clue - I wasn't expecting to see a hog out here,” said Glenn Collins.

Collins and others in the new Windsor Parc Estates subdivision spotted three hogs roaming through the community that is surrounded by woods.

"I came out the garage and it was in my neighbor's yard. Then they came off the hill to my neighborhood house and into my backyard," said Collins.

He said they've reached out for help, but the problem remains. He saw the hogs this morning.

"I hollered at them and it just looked up at me,” said Collins. “I said I better go in the house in case it came at me. I called the sheriff's department and they told me I needed to call animal control. I called animal control and they told me I needed to call the sheriff."

Collins said a sheriff's deputy did come out but couldn't get the hogs and animal control doesn’t handle wildlife. He worried this could become a safety issue.

"Some kids might be out here and there are kids in the community. If some kids get out here and think it's a pet - you never know,” said Collins.

A spokesperson for the Jefferson County Animal Control said in these situations they typically refer people to wildlife removal companies.

Copyright 2018 WBRC. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • SECMD18: What's in store for Day 1

    SECMD18: What's in store for Day 1

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:01:53 GMT
    (Source: SEC on Twitter)(Source: SEC on Twitter)

    The 34th annual SEC Media Days begins Monday in Atlanta at the College Football Hall of Fame. There will be 14 SEC head coaches, as well as 42 players (three from each team) and more than 1,000 credentialed media in attendance.

    More >>

    The 34th annual SEC Media Days begins Monday in Atlanta at the College Football Hall of Fame. There will be 14 SEC head coaches, as well as 42 players (three from each team) and more than 1,000 credentialed media in attendance.

    More >>
  • Mickey: Another Heat Advisory with strong storms possible

    Mickey: Another Heat Advisory with strong storms possible

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:37 AM EDT2018-07-16 10:37:24 GMT
    (Source: WBRC weather)(Source: WBRC weather)
    (Source: WBRC weather)(Source: WBRC weather)

    We begin our Monday morning, July 16th with mostly cloudy skies and temps in the low to mid-70s. FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE STRONG STORMS MONDAY/MONDAY NIGHT: We should have another period of very hot and humid weather, with a mixture of clouds and sunshine today. 

    More >>

    We begin our Monday morning, July 16th with mostly cloudy skies and temps in the low to mid-70s. FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE STRONG STORMS MONDAY/MONDAY NIGHT: We should have another period of very hot and humid weather, with a mixture of clouds and sunshine today. 

    More >>
  • Breaking

    2 people shot in West Birmingham

    2 people shot in West Birmingham

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:04 AM EDT2018-07-16 09:04:17 GMT
    (Source: Greg Long/WBRC)(Source: Greg Long/WBRC)
    (Source: Greg Long/WBRC)(Source: Greg Long/WBRC)

    Police are investigating an overnight double shooting that injured two people in Birmingham's West End neighborhood.  

    More >>

    Police are investigating an overnight double shooting that injured two people in Birmingham's West End neighborhood.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly