The Effect of Wild Hogs

Hog's Effects

Hogs themselves were brought over to America some random long time ago, But that's not this topic. The current effects hogs have had on their surroundings and environment are not exactly good. In Texas alone they can cause 400 million dollars in damages each year. In the U.S. in total, they can cause 1.5 billion dollars in damages each year. You might have noticed that almost 1/3 of the U.S.'s damage alone is caused by hogs is in Texas. Well, For some reason Texas is the most densely populated with hogs compared to other states. Even though they were brought over in Florida. Though it does have a swampy climate, But it does not exactly have much food there. At least greens.

What does this imply? And what are the potential effects?

A lot this implies is that hogs tend to be very destructive to agricultural land. Or just land in general when they're looking for food. However, This fact that they do this also implies that it more than likely won't escalate to anything worse. But the potential, The potential is not exactly a good thing. Since hog populations are increasing about 20% each year, That means in only 5 years alone their population will double. And if there population doubles, That also means their damage will increase. However, Just because their population doubles, Does not mean their damage caused will increase by the same factor. In fact, their damage will only increase by probably about 75%-90% of the same factor. Which does not sound like much, But lowers the potential damage caused by millions.

On the bright side,

To be nicer about this, There's a limit to how many hogs there are. Because there's only so much to root before the farmer comes and chases them off, And if their populations increase, They will need to root more. But they won't have any more time than they do have. That means there's a weak limit. And since hunting, traps, And etc. are becoming better, And more developed to catch and/or kill hogs, This also means that eventually their population might be able to be dwindled down to a sustainable rate.