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Once established, feral hogs hard to contain, eradicate


March 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — They are four-footed eating, breeding, rooting machines.

Feral hogs are an invasive species present in at least 35 states, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. They cause billions of dollars in crop damage each year, and their rooting causes widespread and lasting environmental damage, according to the USDA.

The porcine population bomb is exploding on farms and ranches, timberlands and suburban yards across the country. Sows become sexually mature at six months, and can drop two litters a year. The average litter size is six to 12 piglets. Afte...

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