Wild boars invade farms, attack pets, chase people

Wild boars invade farms, attack pets | Reuters:

"'We've shot them right square in the head and the bullet will glance off and they'll get up and go. Their skulls are so thick in the front, if you don't happen to hit it at a perfect 90 degrees, with the way their heads have that kind of curved shape, the bullet will glance right off,' he added."

Worldwide, feral pigs have been among the most destructive invasive species. Fortunately, they're delicious.

Thanks to Steve V. for the news tip.

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  1. Proffessional management? I think what is needed is predation... maybe now people will start missing wolves and bears, huh.

  2. Or cougars, like the one that turned up in Connecticut a month or so ago.

  3. They are famously pervasive in Southern France as well. Sangliers! Huge problem tearing up fields, yards, gardens, etc. The house we rented last year had an electric fence surrounding the property -- two wires down low 1-2 ft off the ground -- and we had to keep it closed. Early in the mornings you could hear them crashing around out there.

    I hear they're become real problems in East Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Populating like crazy because they're so tough to kill.

  4. A relative of mine in Texas found one tearing up his yard and was so annoyed he went out and kicked it. It bit him and ran away.

  5. Doesn't sound like a very effective pest management technique, but that's just me :-)


  6. I think he reached the same conclusion!


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