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Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Feral pigs create problems for farmers as they destroy crops and native plant species.
Camera IconFeral pigs create problems for farmers as they destroy crops and native plant species. Credit: Supplied

Wagin Woodanilling Landcare Zone is calling on residents to report feral pig sightings on their properties and surrounding bushland.

WWLZ manager Gen Harvey said she wanted people to get in touch if they spotted one of the declared pests.

“I want to let people know they can ring us if they see them on their property or evidence of rooting,” she said.

“Even if it’s people who have seen pigs while driving through towns, that is still information I’d like to know.

“Just get in touch with us and we can help with pig management at a later date.”

WWLZ’s feral pig project will launch next year and will possibly see funding organised to help farmers train in trap-making and setting.

Notifying WWLZ of feral pig sightings will help with the placement of pig-monitor cameras.

Ms Harvey said she planned to conduct a workshop for farmers in Wagin and Woodanilling in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries.

“The workshops will involve showing the traps, how to set them and the best way to lay the bait,” she said.

Ms Harvey said trapping pigs was the recommended option but people could still primarily lay baits.

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