Cayo Costa is a throwback to Florida’s past. The barrier island, north of Captiva, has a seven-mile strip of sandy white beach accessible only by boat. Most of the island is a state park and officials are trying to maintain its natural habitat. Their job is made harder because of a population of feral pigs. For years, the state has trapped and killed the hogs. Recently, a few pigs attacked beachgoers and now officials are struggling to keep Cayo Costa’s pig population under control under increasing public scrutiny. W-G-C-U’s Valerie Alker has the story.
Thursday, 10 August 2006 01:00
Pigs on Cayo CostaWritten by Valerie Alker