Ladson residents concerned about feral hogs spotted near roadway

LADSON, SC (WCSC) - Neighbors in Ladson say they are worried wild hogs they've spotted in the area could be dangerous.

A family of hogs was caught on video coming out of the woods along Ingleside Boulevard near I-26 and Highway 78.

Ladson resident Mark Prasch lives in the area and takes Ingleside Boulevard often on his way to work.

"I came around the corner and saw a mother hog and eight little bitty babies come right out of the woodline," he said. "Maybe 10, 15 feet from the road, and less than that from the path."

Residents say the hogs normally come out close to sunset and neighbors are worried they could pose a safety risk to people who walk on trails right next to them.

"I do know that a lot of people, you know, jog up and down this road, and they were right in the grassy area, right next to the jogging trail," Prasch said.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said it has not received any complaints about hogs in the area over the past two weeks.

Prasch said there are a lot of neighborhoods near this area which makes the threat of safety even more serious. And he said being so close to a busy road means the hogs could even cause a traffic accident.

Prasch is just keeping his fingers crossed that something like that doesn't happen. He says that he hopes something is done about the hogs soon.

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