Feral pig caught on camera in Aina Haina resident's yard

By Brenton Awa
Published On: Feb 25 2014 11:20:40 PM HST
Updated On: Feb 26 2014 07:11:57 AM HST

A feral pig roaming a residential neighborhood on Oahu, charging people and pets! KITV4's Brenton Awa shows us why it had some worried.

HONOLULU -

A large feral pig was spotted in a residential neighborhood in Aina Haina Tuesday. The pig rammed into a chain linked fence and got stuck while a resident who was home at the time caught it on camera. While residents say they haven't seen a pig this big before, they regularly see the animals roaming in the area.

Click here to watch Brenton Awa's report.

"I guess when they're hungry, there's no food, they come down the stream. In the back of our house there's a stream there and I guess they kind of wander down and come out and we've seen them come out into the yard area," said Blake Nuibe, an Aina Haina resident.

The resident who shot this video says he called the Department of Land and Natural Resources for help but it's staff is on Moloka'i, ironically for a conference dealing with feral pigs. The DLNR referred the resident to the Oahu Pig Hunters Association. Other neighbors say that's the right place to call to get pigs removed.

"My wife has actually seen them. I guess they shoot them with their bow and arrow and they carry them on their back and they walk out of here," said Nuibe.

The pig got itself in a jam at a house on Alamuku Street just behind the Wailupe Elementary School. The resident there tells us the pig went after his dog but eventually freed itself and got away. In the meantime, those who live here say they'll just keep their distance if they see the pig, but aren't all that worried.

"It's common place I mean nobody panics in the neighborhood, we've seen it, most of the neighbors have all seen it," said Nuibe.

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