Hedgehog population exploding in OIl City

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Pat Herhiknee

Hadley, MA

#1 Aug 18, 2007
The population of Hedgehogs has increased dramatically in Oil City since the flood of 2002. Noone is sure what is causing the unusual reproductive rates of the massive carnivores, but one thing is certain, if something isn't done soon an evacuation may become inevitable. As it stands now, many families have had to stand by idly while their beloved pets are dragged away by these ferocius predators. Many residents have opted to fence in their yards and will not allow their children to play outside with out adult supervision.
From Iraq

Quantico, VA

#2 Aug 28, 2007
Are you retarded. I'm currently deployed to Iraq and we have hedgehogs running all over the place. I caught one with my bare hands a weeks ago. What I'm getting at is that hedgehogs are not carnivores and the do not drag away pets. The biggest one I have seen was the size of a softball. People in Oil City must have some small pets if a harmless little hedgehog is dragging them away.
steveoilcity

Erie, PA

#3 Oct 12, 2007
Sometimes I feed our feral hedgehogs raw steaks so they may see me as provider instead of food. This is wrong, I know, but they are frightening.
Get A Job

Fairfax, VA

#4 Feb 5, 2008
Hunt em and make coats out of them
No mercy

Raleigh, NC

#5 Feb 12, 2008
My family has always had an hedge around our yard but we never had the hog to go with it.
What have we been missing?
Emmy

Houston, TX

#6 Feb 22, 2008
They are hiding in the hedge. When people are out beating the bushes, they are hunting for hedgehogs.
Billy Ballsaquio

Greenfield, MA

#7 May 27, 2008
Hedgehogs are feral pigs. They escape from farms and mate with wild bush hogs. Sometimes an unusual genetic mutation occurs and a hedgehog is born. They have been know to reach 1000lbs, but 250lbs is more common. They are very elusive and can move silently through heavy brush. They were appropriately named hedgehogs because they can hide in typical suburban hedges and ambush cats and dogs. They will eat anything that moves. They also have been know to snack on garbage, vegetables and flowers. They are meaner and more aggressive than bears. If hedgehogs are living near your home do not let your children play unattended in the backyards and keep all pet indoors.
John Struthers

Midland, TX

#8 Feb 26, 2011
Wrong terminology...
If you are referring to feral pigs that is exactly what you are referring to , nothing else.
Europe has hedgehogsnone of which ever seem to get over 10-14 pounds. They sound like something between giggling, laughing, little kids and snuffling ound dogs, they are curiuos critters and from my experience seenm to be more nocturnal than day animals. They can bite but I never met anyone who was bitten and as far as I know they are vegitarian though they will eat breads, cookies and the occasional roach.
As to feral pigs...check with your local game commission officials but most states let you trap/blow them away any time due to destruction of property and probable injury and death should a person be attacked.

“Proud Southerner”

Since: Feb 09

Solsberry, IN

#9 Mar 31, 2011
What the heck are you all smoking in Oil City?? The only Hedgehogs I've ever seen are little spiny creatures about the size of a guinea pig.
Laura

Erie, PA

#10 May 22, 2011
Really people?? They are hedgehogs. You need your heads checked, these things dont attack people and carry your small children away, idiots.

“I oughtta be in Nashville”

Since: Jan 11

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#11 Jun 19, 2011
Where do you people come up with this stuff. Is the number of people on SSI that high? You guys have waaaaaay too much time on your hands.

“Proud Southerner”

Since: Feb 09

Solsberry, IN

#12 Jun 19, 2011
The Volcano wrote:
Where do you people come up with this stuff. Is the number of people on SSI that high? You guys have waaaaaay too much time on your hands.
90% of the population in Oil City, PA is on SSI or some other type of assistance. All they do is sit around and do drugs or drink.

“I oughtta be in Nashville”

Since: Jan 11

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#13 Jun 20, 2011
teeje63 wrote:
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90% of the population in Oil City, PA is on SSI or some other type of assistance. All they do is sit around and do drugs or drink.
Are you serious? Is it really THAT bad? God, I hope not!

“Proud Southerner”

Since: Feb 09

Solsberry, IN

#14 Jun 20, 2011
The Volcano wrote:
<quoted text>Are you serious? Is it really THAT bad? God, I hope not!
I kid you not. My room mate is from Franklin and we have a rental home in Oil City. It's a joke the number of people receiving public assistance. Nothing but a town of alcoholics and drug users.
WTF

Barboursville, WV

#15 Jun 21, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedgehog

Go to the link above and read about them.Then get off the Crack and or meth!

“I oughtta be in Nashville”

Since: Jan 11

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#16 Jun 22, 2011
teeje63 wrote:
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I kid you not. My room mate is from Franklin and we have a rental home in Oil City. It's a joke the number of people receiving public assistance. Nothing but a town of alcoholics and drug users.
Wow! At first I thought you were just kidding. But after talking to a few people here that knows some of the people from around there, they've pretty much confirmed your claim, but they don't think the number of people is around 90%, but they also said they didn't know for sure. Good look with that rental home though. Thanks (I think)

“Proud Southerner”

Since: Feb 09

Solsberry, IN

#17 Jun 23, 2011
The Volcano wrote:
<quoted text>Wow! At first I thought you were just kidding. But after talking to a few people here that knows some of the people from around there, they've pretty much confirmed your claim, but they don't think the number of people is around 90%, but they also said they didn't know for sure. Good look with that rental home though. Thanks (I think)
I'm sure it's really not 90%, I'm just exaggerating. LOL. As for the rental, it's a duplex. We use 1/2 when we go up and rent the other side to his son, so we don't do too bad with it. It's understandable though why the area is so depressed. The taxes alone will kill you. We actually pay more property taxes there, than we do on our home in Orlando, FL. Go figure.
Nasty

Mercer, PA

#18 Jul 11, 2011
Too Many Baboons
Skinny

Erie, PA

#19 Sep 27, 2011
Hey, don't do drugs & don't drink often...but in OC, PA...don't know anyone (I do but they are few) who doesn't drink (all the time) or do drugs of some kind...and very few who work or have a job and can make it without help from someone (but they sure do like to breed)! It used to be a damn busy, prosperous town (and a nice place to live)!
Oiler

Valley City, OH

#20 Sep 29, 2011
Nasty wrote:
Too Many Baboons
And only getting worse.

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