Feral Pig Problem
What animal could be considered the most destructive and invasive species in the United States? The answer might very well surprise you as it’s not rats, dogs, or wolves; it’s pigs, feral pigs to be exact. With an estimated count of over two million roaming the southern portion of the country alone wild hogs are proving themselves to be an alarmingly cunning and aggressive foe. They usually do most of their mischief making at night, destroying urban landscapes as well as rural farm lands and the natural environment in search of food. Imagine walking your trash out to the curb some evening only to come face to face with one of these three hundred pound pests. The problem with feral pigs has gotten so bad across the nation that even the federal government has become involved because of the immense impact they have on everything from agriculture and natural resources to other animals and human health and safety. The USDA’s management plan includes controlled feral pig trapping and hunting in order to thin out and gain control over an invasive and destructive species that can easily double their population every four months.