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Super Smart ‘Super Pigs’ invading the U.S.

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The narrative may sound like a movie plot, but the existence of these so-called ‘super pigs’ is far from fiction. These intelligent and robust hogs, larger than typical domestic pigs, were deliberately bred by Canadian farmers. The breeding involved a combination of domestic pigs and wild boars, resulting in a hybrid species capable of enduring Canada’s harsh winter temperatures.

Initially successful, the concept took an unforeseen turn when demand for these animals declined approximately two decades ago. Some farmers chose to release these pigs into the wild, and since then, they have not only survived but are now making their way southward into the United States. Eradicating them has proven to be an extremely challenging task.

Ryan Brook, leader of the University of Saskatchewan’s Canadian Wild Pig Research Project, explained their adaptability, saying, “Wild hogs feed on anything,” devouring goslings, ducklings, and even taking down larger prey like whitetail deer. Originally considered a hunting opportunity, the proliferation of these pigs is now recognized as a threat to wildlife such as whitetail deer, elk, and waterfowl, in addition to causing crop damage.

As of now, these pigs have reached North Dakota, and there are concerns that over time, they will multiply and extend their presence across the entire mainland United States.

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