Wild Hogs Becoming Major Nuisance, Desecrating Dallas Cemetery – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Check out JD Miles’ report on CBS 11 at 10 p.m. It will be posted here after it airs.
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in southeast Dallas has overturned headstones and headstones that are completely covered in dirt.
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Wild boars cause the damage.
It’s a sight that anyone can find difficult to see.
But especially for Dwayne Ford and others who buried loved ones in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery and consider it sacred ground.
“We come on birthdays, sometimes we just come to come,” said Ford.We always come and change flowers. “
“In the five years that I’ve been here, I’ve never seen it like this,” said Thomas Else, the groundskeeper at the cemetery.
Else spent most of his days cleaning up the mess after the pigs searched for worms in the dirt.
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“I’ve seen a couple of them walking from side to side in packs,” he said.
Pig catchers were hired at the cemetery and were out on Monday April 26, setting up cages to prevent the damage from spreading.
“It kind of pisses me off because if it were my family I would want to do something,” said Coy Hirth of Slappy’s Hog Trapping.
According to Hirth, the cemetery is an easy target for the pigs because of its location.
“You are here on the Trinity River. This is their autobahn. “
Experts say the animals won’t dig deep enough to disrupt buried caskets.
Even so, Ford and his sister know and worry that any day they might find their mother’s grave, which looks like the one that has already been desecrated.
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“It looks like they’re probably not just in this area along the way, they’re everywhere,” said Ford. “The way the pigs root the food and destroy all the tombstones is just terrible. “