Published: Aug 05, 2010 3:59 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 05, 2010 1:00 PM EDT

STUART, Fla. (AP) - Feral hogs are causing havoc in one Treasure Coast community.

Residents in the Woodridge community of Stuart say the pigs have been tearing up their yards in search of food. On Tuesday, they dined on the pineapples one homeowner had been growing for a year.

The residents believe the wild hogs are coming from a nearby preserve.

One homeowner has even paid for large pits to be dug behind the homes. Brush and fruit have been placed inside, but so far the pigs haven't fallen for the trap.

Florida law permits homeowners to trap or shoot feral hogs on their property. They must follow local and state gun laws.