WANTED DEAD European Wild Boar
By Myles Stephens
NAME- Sus Scrofa, Wild Boar, Meddlesome Swine
The Wild Boar is a species of Wild Pig. The Wild Boar has an extremely wide distribution with the number of estimated Wild Boar subspecies ranging from 4 to 25. The Wild Boar is an extremely adaptable animal as it is found in a variety of different habitats, eats almost anything that will fit in it's mouth and not only runs fast, but also swims well too. The boar if often found in forests, grassy fields, and dry habitats. The Wild Boar is a medium-sized mammal with a large head and front end, that leads into a smaller hind. They have a thick and course double coat of fur, that consists of a harder, bristly top layer, with a softer undercoat beneath it. The hair that runs along the ridge of the Wild Boar's back is also longer than the rest. The Wild Boar varies from brown, to black, to red or dark grey in colour, something which generally depends on the individual's location. The Wild Boar has incredibly poor eyesight due to it's very small-sized eyes, but they also have a long, straight snout which enables them to have an incredibly acute sense of smell.
The Wild Boar originated in Eurasia hundreds of years ago, but what introduced to different parts of the world gradually. In the 1700s, Spanish explorers introduced the pest to America, and it escaped from its farms, traveling and herding in warm states like Florida and Texas
The wild boar destroys native plant communities. By rooting the forest floor and wallowing in wetland areas, they raze the vegetation that both prevents erosion and provides food and habitat for native wildlife. They have destroyed breeding sites and degraded key habitats of several endangered amphibians, and pose a serious threat to coastal nesting areas for marine turtles. Theists consumption of food upon which other forest species depend has had a direct negative impact on native animals. As agricultural pests, they cause an estimated loss of 20,000 tons of sugarcane each year. There are also growing concerns among farmers about the spread of infection and parasites to domestic livestock. Wild boars are vectors of several serious diseases, including pseudorabies, which is fatal in panthers; swine brucellosis, which can be fatal in people; and trichinosis, a foodborne disease caused by a parasitic worm that lodges in the animal’s muscle tissue. The disease may be passed to humans who consume infected, undercooked meat and can be fatal if not treated.
Reward if found
The elimination of this species will enable farmlands and neighborhoods to be cleaner, safer, and less disease filled. People will not have to fear there gardens or property being harmed by these pests any longer or worry about the spread of diseases to their livestock, produce, or themselves.