Modern Farmer | Who Can Stop These Adorable Pigs?.

Bet you didn’t know this:

Pig populations are nearing a million in the state of Florida, encroaching on urban areas and destroying an F-16 fighter plane in Jacksonville. Feral pigs are running (hog) wild in the streets of Berlin, with dedicated pig squads waging a losing battle to overtake them. They’ve become a fixture on the West Bank, after Israeli settlers, some say, released boars to destroy Palestinian croplands. There are even thousands of radioactive wild pigs wandering Europe, thanks to the tainted feeding grounds near Chernobyl.

A good read, with memorable phrases such as, “dolphins of the land,” “pig drones” and “pork chopper” (helicopters that hunt boar).

No clear solution in sight. Maybe the encroaching coyote and bear populations will even things out.

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