This 150-pound wild boar was killed by Marco Island police after it presented a nuisance at Charter Club of Marco Island.
Marco Island, Florida (News-Press) -- A wild boar that was a source of nuisance for beach-goers on Marco Island Sunday will instead be feeding the less fortunate.
Marco Island Police Department was forced the kill the wild pig shortly
before 8 a.m. Sunday after they were called to the Charter Club of
Marco Island, 700 S. Collier Blvd., in response to a nuisance boar
animal was first observed running down the boardwalk toward the beach,
which caused fear amongst beach-goers," Dave Baer, a Marco police
spokesman, reported Sunday. "The animal, which could not be contained or
controlled effectively prior to dispatch, was donated to the St.
Matthews House to assist with their efforts."
Burns, communications manager for St. Matthew's House, said the carcass
of the boar was delivered whole to the facility around noon.
someone donates wild game we will try to use it to feed the residents,"
he said, adding that donations of wild game or fish are made to the
organization several times a year.
"People find different ways to donate," Burns said. "When we get a donation we try to put it to good use."
pig will be sent to a local hog farmer who will then process the meat.
Following the completion of all regulated inspections and preparation
guidelines, Burns said, chefs with SMH Catering will use the meat as a
meal option for shelter residents and Justin's Place Recovery Program
outcome for the pig was unfortunate, but it does make us happy to know
we will be able to do some good in the community and take care of those
less fortunate," said Kristofer Jubinville, executive chef of SMH
Burns said wild meat was not as usual a donation as fish.
"People who hunt will donate, but we get more from fishermen," he said.
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