WANTED: Feral Hogs

Feral Hogs

Feral hogs pose a threat to Humans and the Environment. Feral hogs uproot to forage for truffles and nuts and compete with the ecosystem. Uprooting soil not only causes habitat, and cropland destruction but also erosion. Currently feral hogs cause 1.5 billion dollars in destruction every year.

There are an estimated 6 million feral hogs in the united states.

Feral hogs are spreading north from California, Texas and Florida. Feral hogs populate quickly breeding at a young age and bearing multiple litters a year.

Feral hog Facts

* Pigs were domesticated thousands of years ago from wild stock in Europe and Asia.

  • * Hogs were first introduced to North America by Spanish explorers.
  • * Hogs are capable of carrying and transmitting 30 diseases to humans.

    * Hogs uprooting compete with bears fattening up for and coming out of hibernation.

    * Feral hog rooting causes erosion and can damage sensitive ecosystems and make cropland impassable for farm machinery.

  • * Feral hogs will prey on the young of livestock and wildlife such as kids, lambs, and deer fawns.