Auckland animal control teams conduct daily patrols to capture green turtles. the elusive pighas been munching on an elderly woman’s large lawn for a week.
A medium-sized pig with black floppy ears first appeared on 90-year-old Patricia Cruwens’ Palermo Lemo property on June 27.
Time and time again, the pigs returned to Crowens’ property, despite failed attempts by neighbors to “strangle” them.
By Tuesday, the pigs had munched about three-quarters of Clewens’ one-acre lawn, turning it into a muddy “pond.”
“We’re going to have no grass at this rate,” she said.
This pig is believed to be the Captain Cooker, an English breed introduced to Aotearoa by James Cook.
They are known to destroy grass and destroy the habitat of native birds such as kakapo.
Auckland City Council’s animal control team is aware of the pig’s existence, but was unable to resolve Cruens’ issue despite an “extensive search” by two officials on Friday.
“Our police officers are patrolling every day, have seen pigs and are still trying their best to catch them.”
Cheryl Eatwell, who lives in a house bath on Crowen’s property, helped catch the pig that Crowen wanted gone.
“This fucking pig runs fast and furious.”
“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it running on those short little legs.”
Eatwell said the pigs began napping in Clowen’s hut when they weren’t “stirring” the lawn.
The animal control team converted Eatwell’s caged trailers into traps and helped track oats, cooked sausages, bread, cakes, apples and corn fat to lure hungry pigs. rice field.
Crowens and Eatwell are frustrated with the pigs, but hope once they’re in captivity they’ll be taken to good homes with people who know how to handle and house them. . Where the pig came from is unknown.
Steve Boardman, who owns a business next door and has been visited by pigs, believes the pig was abandoned in his garden.
A similar-looking pig was spotted walking around Greenhithe on Saturday. It is unclear if there were two pigs or if the pigs swam 200 meters across the harbor and returned.
Greenhithe resident Avril Grave previously said: thing When she saw a pig in her driveway Saturday morning, she mistook it for a neighbor’s dog.
“He was just sniffing around and doing what pigs do.
“He seemed friendly.”
Around the same time, Alisa Nichols spotted a pig running along Te Wharau Drive before disappearing into the bush.
“[It] It was a shock and I had to keep looking to make sure it was a pig and not a dog. ”
Despite the pig dominating the Palermoremo and Greenhithe Facebook groups, its owner has yet to be identified.
If you can help find the pig and reunite it with its owner, please call City Council on 09 301 0101 or email Cheryl Eatwell. firstname.lastname@example.org.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/300920847/auckland-councils-daily-pork-patrol-unable-to-catch-elusive-pig-so-far.html Auckland City Council’s daily hog patrol has so far failed to catch the elusive pig