Wild boars killed on central Missouri trail

ROCHEPORT, Mo. (AP) — A pair of wild boars that were menacing hikers on the Katy Trail in central Missouri have been shot and killed.

KOMU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13Z4cAd ) the boars were spotted Monday on the trail in Rocheport (ROHSH’-port). An agent with the Department of Conservation said the animals were charging at people and tore up the yard of a business.

The agent, Sean Ernst, said Tuesday he shot and killed the two boars, then searched a few miles of the trail for others but didn’t find any.

Conservation Department regional supervisor Tom Strother says Missouri doesn’t have a substantial wild boar population. It’s not known where the two on the trail came from, but Strother said someone could have let them out of a pen.

Missouri allows wild boars to be shot on sight.

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Information from: KOMU-TV, http://www.komu.com

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