Wild pig spotted in a public park
WHITSUNDAY Regional Council has confirmed a wild pig sighting in a suburban area around Sabel Blvd, Jubilee Pocket.
Concerns were initially raised when John Myers posted to the Whitsundays Noticeboard Facebook page that he’d seen a wild pig running around the park across from Sabel Blvd adding “it was big”.
A council spokesperson said council had received the report.
“An area of Jubilee Pocket has been identified where (the pig) is likely to be circulating and council officers will place a trap and monitor the situation over the coming week,” she said.
Council has advised a collaborative approach is taken when it comes to who is responsible for wild pigs, with council itself, National Parks and rural landholders all implicated depending on where a wild pig might appear.
Councillor Jan Clifford, whose division Jubilee Pocket falls in, said wild pigs weren’t known to be common in the area reported.
“(But) wild pigs are a huge problem, they cause an immense amount of damage,” she said.
Meanwhile the post has drawn some interesting feedback on social media.
“Was it pink and flys sometimes?” Gary Southgate wrote.
Wild pig sightings should be reported to Council immediately. Whitsunday residents are reminded not to approach wild pigs as they can be dangerous
Residents should also ensure they keep their gates/yards shut to avoid a pig entering the yard.
SPOTTED: Wild pig sightings are not uncommon in Queensland.