Feral Hogs can be significant predators of eggs and newly hatched young of ground-nesting birds and sea turtles, small mammals, salamanders, frogs, crabs, mussels, and snakes. Though not considered a significant predator of white-tailed deer fawns, feral hogs do sometimes kill and eat newborns.
Feral Hogs are estimated to cause $1.5 billion in damage to crops, landscapes and the environment in the United States every year. This number will only rise if nothing is done to mitigate the issue.
The threat of disease transmission from feral hogs to other animals is probably of greatest concern to the livestock industry. Several of these diseases are swine specific (both wild and domestic), but others can affect cattle, sheep, goats, dogs, horses, and several species of native wild mammals.
Clashes with feral hogs in the Greater Houston Area have been on the rise since the mid 90s . Today, their numbers at are an all time high. As feral hogs ruthlessly encroach on your neighborhoods, parks and business's, the chance of you having an encounter is very likely. If they perceive you or your pet to be a threat, the outcome could be deadly.
They can't sweat. Feral hogs stay close to water and shade during warm weather conditions.
Boar are typically solitary animals. If you see one mixed in a sounder, there's typically a sow in heat.
Wild pigs prefer to live in wetland habitats because of plant diversity and access to water.
Pigs are said to be one of the smartest animal on earth.
During the summer, feral hogs become nocturnal.
Feral hogs are found from Mexico to Canada.
When hunting, it's best to target the largest sows in the sounder. Older sows typically serve as the leaders/protectors of the group. Without them, the sounder becomes more vulnerable to trapping and predation.