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Friday, September 30, 2011

Wild Hog Population in South Texas

Most of the wild hogs we have trapped are larger and black so this one was kind of different. I was just reading an article in our paper yesterday about these bad guys who have tried to take over our land. They are destructive to land, animals, crops and anything that gets in their way. They have  no natural predators so they go on and on and reproduce at a fast rate. Texas is home to nearly 2.6 million feral hogs and the largest feral hog population in the U.S.

13 comments:

Hospitable Scots Bachelor said...

Now I just feel like a great big feral hog sandwich!

TexWisGirl said...

yeah, i'm hoping the hunts can keep their numbers at bay - whether on ground or via helicopter...

Toon said...

You'd think the drought would have cut their population down a bit.

madcobug said...

Looks like that one is mixed with a domestic hog.

jack69 said...

WOW, one thing I learned after moving to Florida was just how destructive they are. I was amazed at a torn up field on one state park and asked the Ranger if they were plowing it, he then informed me that was the work of the wild hogs. It was amazing the damage they can do.
A few folk here eat them, but most don't. I have wondered if the meat is used as dog food etc. There are full time paid hunters here in Florida to keep the pop down, but that doesn't do the job here.
Hope you get rained on soon!!!

jack69 said...

Nice picture in the blue!

Jill said...

I guess I won't complain about all of the feral cats I have around me.

Leilani Lee said...

My cousin in Hawaii had to hire a hunter to come and set traps and then stake out her place to kill wild hogs that were showing up and wreaking havoc. The thing that bothered her the most is that they were aggressive and not afraid of her at all. Scary. We don't have a big problem with hogs in this area... yet, but I expect its coming

Forty Pound Sack said...

Guess I'll have to stop complaining about the renegade squirrels tearing up my lawn, LOL! Hope you get rain soon ~

DD said...

I read that 80% of these animals have to be killed every year for the population to simply remain steady. I don't think that is possible.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Lucy said...

Ugly looking thing. Hope you won't be bothered to much by them. When you set a trap, how do you get rid off them? They deserve to be shot..

Lucy said...

You answered one question that I was about to ask and forgot. I was wondering if they would taste like a domestic hog or if they could be eaten. I would much rather have pork than beef but with Joe and actually me also need to watch the fat content. I don't think I have heard of wild hogs in our part of the state. Maybe in the panhandle, or the boondocks.

Lori said...

Think of all the hungry people those hogs could feed!