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Diseased boars are causing problems for one Florida neighborhood

2:42 PM, Jan 22, 2013   |    comments
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DEEP CREEK, Florida (WBBH) -- A Florida neighborhood is losing ground in a battle with wild boars.

For nearly two years the animals have been invading parts of the Deep Creek area leaving a path of destruction behind. Now, the pigs may pose a health hazard after leaders discovered the animals are carrying diseases.

"As soon as you spend the money to fix it, they come back and do it again the next day," explains Kim Jakubaitis, the Section 20 Property Owner's Association manager.

She's been fighting the problem for two years, with very few results. A trapper has even caught 200 pigs, but they keep coming back.

"It's frustrating for everybody," Jakubaitis says.

This month, the property owner's association got bad news: Some of the animals are infected with brucellosis and pseudo rabies which can be passed along to humans and pets.

"Now you're not only dealing with the damage that's being done, you're dealing with the possible health hazard to humans and their animals," Jakubaitis says.

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