July 13, 2011 |
Wednesday night viewers can tune into a reality show about an outspoken, controversial, influential mother who lives in one of the country's noncontiguous states, has a complicated relationship with the media and regularly brandishes firearms. Only this time it's not a former vice presidential nominee, it's Roseanne Barr, who returns to television on Lifetime's "Roseanne's Nuts. " But from the opening scene, in which Barr and her partner, Johnny Argent, hunt the wild pigs that plague the comedian's macadamia farm on the Big Island of Hawaii, the show more than occasionally plays like a satire of "Sarah Palin's Alaska.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2011 |
They're big, ugly and mean. Nobody is 100% sure where they came from, but the feral pig population in the woodsy region of eastern San Diego County is expanding. Without natural predators, and with a proclivity for reproduction, the wild pigs number several hundred. An average adult can range from 200 to 300 pounds, with nasty-looking tusks and a frightening snort. Biologists say they are a menace to the bird population and they nibble on new-growth trees, not a good thing in those areas struggling to recover from wildfires.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2010 |
On Monday night's dinner menu at the Union Rescue Mission: tacos made from elk, deer, sheep, wild pig, black bear and antelope. For pescatarians, there were yellow tail, tilapia and tuna tacos. Vegetarians were out of luck. About 250 pounds of fresh game meat was donated for the feast, sponsored by the Sportsman Channel as a part of its national "Hunt. Fish. Feed." initiative. Most diners were unfazed by the rustic fare. Many skid row residents who eat at shelters are used to diets that vary depending on what has been donated that week — from day-old doughnuts to Dodger dogs.
June 1, 2008 |
Boars are foraging through carefully tended gardens here and rooting up city parks in search of food. Angry sows have on occasion attacked people who strayed too close to their piglets. Some residents want the animals curtailed, even if it means a cull. "There are too many boars around here because Berlin's hunters don't shoot enough of the animals," said Uwe Neumann, a resident of the Eichkamp Siedlung, a small cluster of homes near Berlin's massive Grunewald park. It's common to stroll the grounds of the Im Dol, a small park in a residential area of southwest Berlin, or the nearby Schlachtensee, and see boars rummaging in the bushes and shrubbery.
November 19, 2007 |
Edom, Texas It was a cool Saturday night in East Texas, and many men were surely someplace warm, swilling beer and watching football. That was not Joe Paddock's idea of good times. Covered in camouflage and carrying an AR-10 assault rifle, night-vision goggles and enough ammo to outfit a small battalion, Paddock was wading through weedy bottomlands, eager to "get up on some hogs," as he excitedly put it. Two packs of wild boars on a retired fire marshal's ranch had eluded his scope for weeks.
June 2, 2007 |
The huge hog that became known as Monster Pig after being hunted and killed by an 11-year-old boy had another name: Fred. The not-so-wild pig had been raised on a farm in Fruithurst and was sold to the Lost Creek Plantation just four days before it was shot there in a 150-acre fenced area, the animal's former owner said.