Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New York Overrun by Swine

And that is not a euphemism. Apparently, hundreds of wild boar have escaped local game farms, overrunning areas of the state. They have attacked and killed pets, rooted through trash, and even gone after humans on occasion. Unfortunately, funding is only enough to afford one official who is working overtime and making little progress.

While the overall "picture" of the wild boar problem in New York state is unclear, authorities believe there are a few hundred living in the wild and breeding in at least three counties. Their litters are of four to five piglets. Boar are not native to the state.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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