By Catherine Powell
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I was just glancing through the news feeds when I noticed a story covered by one of our local TV stations. It seems that a suburban neighborhood on the Southside was surprised to find their neighborhood has been overrun by feral pigs. We're not talking cute pink piggies here. We're talking about furry, toothsome wild boars roaming the streets looking for something to eat. The broadcast suggested that wild pigs, deer and other wildlife were there because a 50-acre woodland had been bulldozed to make way for a new apartment complex. It got me thinking about the time when my folks moved from New Jersey to Palm Coast only to find out they'd more or less moved into Wild Kingdom. My mom would tell me about otters and a gator living in the canal behind her home. My dad routinely saw deer crossing the street and once found what could only have been bear paw prints on his driveway. Fortunately, they never had an encounter with the wildlife that treated their neighborhood like a causeway. But I've heard stories of Florida residents having their property damaged by aggressive animal intruders. So, I thought I'd take the time to clue you in on what's covered by insurance if the call of the wild pays you a visit.