Unexpected wildlife are showing up in backyards

A wild boar gets comfortable in Kathy St. John's garden.

A wild boar gets comfortable in Kathy St. John’s garden.

Debby Aiello

In the days after the CZU August Lightning Complex ripped through Big Basin Redwoods State Park, wild boars have been showing up and wreaking havoc on Kathy St. John’s garden.

“[Wildlife officials] say, ‘you can get a predation permit, and you can kill them.’ But I’m not going to hurt these poor pigs,” says the aptly named St. John. “They’ve been displaced, and they’ve come here out of need.”

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