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Wild animal presence on the rise in Horry County

The county is one area in the state seeing major growth in wild hogs, but they're not the only wild animals that are being spotted. | Source: WMBF News The county is one area in the state seeing major growth in wild hogs, but they're not the only wild animals that are being spotted. | Source: WMBF News

CAROLINA FOREST, SC (WMBF) - Wild animals have been spotted roaming parts of Horry County.

The county is one area in the state seeing major growth in wild hogs, but they're not the only wild animals that are being spotted.

The coastal bear population has been increasing for more than a decade.

The heart of the coastal bear population falls in the center of Horry County, between Highway 90 and Highway 31, according to experts.

Another animal on the rise are coyotes. 

Hogs are legal to hunt but officials urge you don't take matters in your own hands. Instead, if you see something, say something. You report any hog sightings to DNR so they can put them down. You can fill out this form, to help eliminate the issue.

Wake up with WMBF News at 5 a.m. Jenna DeAngelis is live with the threats these animals pose and what you should do, if you find yourself too close for comfort with one of the wild ones.

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