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Where’s the Other Little Piggy? Timber Greens in New Port Richey FL

Where’s the Other Little Piggy? Timber Greens in New Port Richey FL, I thought I lived on a golf course but these guys showed up the other day (I’m thinking they left the third little piggy home to guard the place from the blowers). These are wild hogs that live in the woods behind the golf course. I hear them in my garden sometimes in the middle of the night; they can really tear up the garden and the golf course when they have a hoedown out there.


Wild Hogs in Timber Greens

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Supposedly, Wild Hogs were brought to Florida by Hernando de Soto (I think he probably gets blamed for lots of things. Or maybe Ponce de Leon, it's hard to tell now-the pigs aren’t talking.) In the next 4 centuries, everyone brought pigs with them. Mostly they were raised in a half-wild condition, only being called in when needed for chops; until laws were changed. A lot of them were left wild and became the feral population we know now.

 

 

 

They were deliberately released into the wild by private individuals and the Fish and Game Commission to improve hunting opportunities for many years. Florida no longer does that.

 

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Where’s the Other Little Piggy? Timber Greens in New Port Richey FL

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsToni Weidman • August 26 2012 04:17PM

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Thank gosh, Florida doesn't do that anymore.  Don't you have enough to deal witht?   That would scare me to death! 

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 5 years ago

Toni, we learn about some amazing things on Active Rain - little piggies, too! Thanks for the informative post!

Posted by David Burrows, No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate (Classic Realty) over 5 years ago

Wid boar can be pretty agressive!  But they are delicious.  I remember hearing the hunters in the S. of France in August shooting them in the woods at the start of hunting season.

Posted by Jennifer Chiongbian, Real Estate Broker - NYC (Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses) over 5 years ago

What an unusual sight on a golf course. They look pretty big, Toni. I guess with all the rain you'll be getting in the next few days, the pigs will be able to find lots of mud to roll around in. 

Posted by JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware (The Mortgage Market of Delaware) over 5 years ago

The piggies were dropped by explorers in the Islands too, because they were so prolific and the food sources were so unpredictible in those days.

Posted by Jeanne M. Gavish, Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners - CIPS,GRI,S (Jeanne Gavish, Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners) over 5 years ago

Ron - we sure do, especially right now. Although Isaac is being a lot easier on us than anticipated.

Dave - glad to be helpful!

Jennifer - thank goodness, I will never find out. Thesee guys are kind of cute but I know to stay away from them.

JoAnn - they are a good size; we could fill the freezer with them ;)

Jeanne - definitely! Thanks.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 5 years ago

The golf course grounds people must hate these animals that can cause so much damage.  Thanks for sharing the pictures.


Have an outstanding week and enjoy the last days of summer.

 

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

Toni, Your area is full of surprises, but looks like everyone wants to live at Timber Greens in New Port Richey!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 5 years ago

Roy - they can really tear up the grass and I'm sure the groundskeepers must get mad.

Larry and Sheila - you're right, we get all kinds of creatures wanting to live here ;)

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 5 years ago

Morning TOni...what a neat post...I hope you have a wonderful week, and an easy one too!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 5 years ago

Hi Toni.  Good things we don't have wild pigs because  I'm not sentimental about animals that tear up my landscaping.   Is there anything you can do to get rid of them?  Will animal control relocate them?

Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) over 5 years ago

Toni, seeing wild hogs would be a new site!    We have a family of foxes in our neighborhood, and one is really skinny!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 5 years ago

Toni,

Those pigs know how to hunt for truffles, perhaps there are truffles in tho golf course?  A new source of wealth?  LOL, Have a great week. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) over 5 years ago

Toni,  Wild hogs can do a LOT of damage and can be dangerous.  I do not know how close you were to them when filiming ... I would not get close without being protected inside a building or something else that would not allow them to attack. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 5 years ago

Kristin - I hope it's not too crazy; we've had enough of that this weekend.

Dianne - Animal Control won't have anything to do with them and catching them would be fun to watch ;)

Joan - we have foxes too. I love to see the babies.

Alexandra - that would be great-I'll have to get out my trusty truffle hunting magnifying glass. But not when the hogs are there.

Kathleen - I'm glad you're back. Yes, they can but I was in my house shooting through my window which is why the video isn't super clear. We have window film on.

 

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi Toni,

They look so peaceful and cute but.....have you seen the show on TV where the guy in Texas (I think) goes around and chases them off people's properties with his family? The wild hogs are mean and do a lot of destruction.

I like the video and I'm also glad you were not too close.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, GREEN, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Lind (Keller Williams Realty) over 5 years ago

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