LAKE MARY, Fla. - A man visiting a Wawa in Florida said he was surprised to find two wild hogs roaming just 50 yards or so from the convenience store.
The store is located in a high-traffic area at the intersection of W. Eau Gallie and N. John Rodes boulevards, right off Interstate 95 in Melbourne.
"We're over here at Wawa, and as I was pulling in up here, I saw myself what I couldn't believe… a fully wild boar!" Jacob Essick said in a video he posted on social media (@JacobEssick on Instagram/YouTube).
He said one of the hogs ran away before he could capture it on camera.
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Wild hogs are present in all of Florida's 67 counties, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and prefer to inhabit oak-cabbage palm hammocks, freshwater marshes and sloughs, and pine flatwoods. They can reach weights of more than 150 pounds and be 5 to 6 feet in length. They usually travel in small family groups, known as "sounders," or alone.