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Durant Holds Wild Hog Days

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DURANT, OK--Maybe they're not as dangerous as a tornado, but they can still do some serious damage. Wild hogs is the talk in one Oklahoma town.

As part of its Centennial Celebration this year, Durant held a "Wild Hog Days" at the Choctaw Event Center. A Durant Chamber of Commerce spokesperson says that they're overpopulated and hurting local agriculture.

"They dig, and through the digging they are destroying the crop lands, they are destroying vegetation that's very important to the production that the farmers have--they be beef, swine or whatever," Janet Reed said, Durant Chamber of Commerce. "They also tend to breed with domestic animals, which creates another huge problem for the farmers as well."

There was a BBQ cook off, several vendors and games for children and their families.