‘Super pigs’ are invading towns and angry locals have no way of escaping
An invasion of super pigs is hitting several small towns – and there's nothing the locals can do about it.
For the last few years, super pigs have slowly been leaving Canada and crossing the border into the neighbouring area of North Dakota, United States.
And because there are hardly any border controls and fencing there, the animals have now been found to be crossing at such a rate that the local communities of towns such as Neche – which has a population of just 344 people – Leroy and Walhalla are being hit by an invasion of feral beasts.
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According to local news outlet US103.3, the shooting of these feral pigs is actually illegal in the area unless the person shooting them is protecting their own property or livestock.
And as super pigs – which are basically just slightly larger wild boars created as a result of actual wild boars cross-breading with domesticated pigs – are more of a nuisance than a threat to humans, it leaves the locals with no real way of dealing with the issue.
Researcher Dr Ryan Brook said: “Wild hogs feed on anything.
“They gobble up tons and tons of goslings and ducklings in the spring – they can take down a whitetail deer, even an adult.
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“Originally, it was like ‘wow, this is something we can hunt,' but it’s become clear that they’re threatening our white tail deer, elk, and especially, waterfowl.
“Not to mention the crop damage.
“The downsides outweigh any benefit wild hogs may have as a hunt-able species.
“That they (super pigs) can survive in such a cold climate is one of the big surprises of this issue.”
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The super pigs habitat was around 620k square miles of Canada – right on the boarder – but that has now expanded into neighbouring parts of the United States.
The first sightings of them in Canada dates back to the early 1980s, but the invasion into the US only started as recently as the last decade.
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