In recent decades, wild pigs have become a growing menace to flora and fauna in the United States, wreaking havoc by devouring crops, spreading diseases, and even preying on deer and elk. Now, a new swine-related threat looms over North America as a Canadian “super pig” emerges, a formidable and highly elusive creature capable of surviving cold climates by tunneling under snow. This “super pig” is the result of cross-breeding domestic pigs with wild boars, compounding the problems caused by the ongoing swine invasion.
Pigs are not indigenous to the US, but their population has exploded in recent times, causing an estimated $1.5 billion worth of damage annually. The rise of the hunting industry targeting wild pigs has led to some localized control, where people pay substantial amounts to hunt them down with machine guns. Read the full story here ▶