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Feral Swine, more often referred to as wild boar, were first introduced in North America by European and Spanish explorers some 400 to 500 years ago. The wild hog remained confined to the forests and swamps of the South Eastern US, from Florida to Texas, where they survived and flourished but remained in check.
In a time frame beginning around 1990 to the year 2009, the wild boar broke out and made a dramatic spread from their isolated boundaries of East Texas and the South Eastern United States. They had existed in these areas for hundreds of years, as mentioned in the journals of Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and other legends. In Texas Wild hogs spread northward through the Panhandle and westward, all the way through Texas into New Mexico. I am now receiving first hand reports that their northward expansion has now established itself in irreversible numbers in parts of southern COLORADO. The mountains will offer no resistance to wild boars ability to survive and spread. Their ancestors Eurasian Boar were mountain animals.
The state governments, as well as federal agencies have absolutely no handle on the situation, and in my honest opinion are GROSSLY underestimating the numbers and the species itself. Despite the popularity of hunting and trapping wild boar the population explosion is now a run-away train on a steep downhill grade. In my opinion, the numbers have been vastly underestimated by the millions, in Texas alone - much less nationwide! What can account for this dramatic spread I have nicknamed the GREAT RELEASE ? RELOCATION is the only plausible answer, along with the fact that once released they have a near perfect survival record.
What explanation can be offered for the break away and now uncontrollable spread of this invasive species? The commercial value is the largest and most predominant factor. The commercial value which was basically non-existent in the early 1990's grew and peaked to $1.00 and $2.00 a pound on the hoof (alive) to slaughter facilities that distribute USDA grade game meat worldwide and as much as $4.00 or $5.00 and more a pound (conservative) as a challenging dangerous game animal inside a high fence leading up to the year 2000. The grossly misleading specials of Hogzilla and HogKong featured on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and the DISCOVERY CHANNELS have shrouded them in mystery, and reporting them as MAN-EATING MONSTERS on the prowl only makes it worse! In a period of ten years they went from 500 year ZEROS to NATIONAL HEROES. This increased their value in a variety of commercial markets, and increased the desire of landowners and hunters to relocate the species even more. The population in Texas went from an estimated 1 million to now as many as 4 million, as landowners and hunters wishing to "CASH IN" relocated the species in areas where they did not exist. As a result wild hogs expanded their coverage area of about 10 to 15% to a coverage area of 70% or more statewide, that includes sewer systems and drainage canals of some cities. As I have said for the last 5 or 6 years. We will pay for this ignorance, and we will pay BIG TIME! The real danger is being completely IGNORED!
I'm no doctor, I'm no scientist, what little I do know from doctors and science, is that swine are the perfect carriers of disease that can be spread to humans. Disregard the diseases we know about, such as Pseudo Rabies and others. PANDEMIC from waterfowl maybe a big concern, but consider this. Forget about the Ol-Wives-Tales and national reputation of being man-eaters. That's not reality, that's a fantasy. The reality is this. No other 4-legged SPECIES is more pervasive, and have the ability to survive and thrive from climates ranging from HOT DESERT to HIGH MOUNTAINS - including the URBAN SPRAWL found in between! SWINE now exist on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica and the North Pole region.
It's not a matter of "IF" a new disease that threatens our native wildlife or Pandemic of some kind will be hosted by this animal. It's only a matter of time - and when it does and it will spread like a wild fire as the infected wild hogs traverse the country-side, through fences, over roads, swim rivers, and climb mountains in over-abundant numbers. As the species is relocated more and more for its commercial values and spread further and further into areas in which they never existed, the threat they pose will only grow greater.
If you don't have feral swine where you live,, you should be GRATEFUL! Commercial value or not, the GREAT RELEASE needs to come to an end. The shame of it, our government seems to not even be aware of the problem. Worse yet, as history has proven time and time again, too many of us in our society just don't give a crap, disregard common sense, and relocate the animals so they can have a piece of the action.
The question isn't if you have feral swine in your backyard now, its only a matter of when. MY THOUGHTS and OBSERVANCES are based on years of first hand involvement, and a nationwide network of people passing on first hand information of what is taking place.
KEVIN RYER 6-2009
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I want to make one point, if the reader gets nothing else but this one point, I feel I made a difference. In regards to FREE ROAMING FERAL SWINE (for the following statement only) they pose little to no risk to humans and their pet's what so ever even if they're invading your neighborhood and parks, or even your own yard. It is only when they become HABITUATED do they (free roaming feral swine) pose an INJURY RISK. HABITUATED, would be when the animals no longer show fear to mankind. HABITUATED, if you're feeding the animals and they willfully and voluntarily stay and eat in your presence, your playing with FIRE!
DON'T FEED THE ANIMALS! (in urban or residential areas - smile)!
The feral hog population has been ignored for way to long! As a result the population has exploded and is now turned into an all out WAR! Out of DESPERATION and not much thought, the public is being MISADVISED! In this regard we need to step back and THINK about the unintended consequences in our attempts to try to take back our yards, our residential neighborhoods, and even our parks and school yards where we've been invaded!
When it comes to trapping, there is some VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION that needs to be published, that to date, is being completely ignored! Trapping is being promoted as a type of sporting recreation OR a useful tool for amateurs who have feral hogs showing up on their property. In some situations NOTHING could be further from the truth. For amateurs with no experience traps are generally a total waste of money and in some cases represent DAMAGES way beyond some rooted up grass.
I feel, that is a survey were to be conducted of BEGINNER trappers, the vast majority never catch a hog and wind up spending (or wasting) a ton of money based on the advise of amateurs who have no idea of what they're dealing with or how to deal with it.
Trapping is an important useful part of management in the hands of a professional in the PROPER SETTING. In the hands of a rookie, in the wrong situation, it's going to lead to some serious unintended consequences!
TRAPPING FERAL SWINE IS NOT for everybody, not only that, but in certain cases shouldn't be used at all, not even by so-called or self-proclaimed professionals! Self-Proclaimed Professionals are usually nothing more than the average hunters who are desperate to get in on this growing SPORT RECREATION. We have tons of folks dying to get in on the action who have absolutely no knowledge how to deal with large potentially dangerous animals that pose a serious risk to life and limb.
We have states and municipalities all over the northern parts of this country that have trained professionals that KNOW how to manage dangerous animals in urban environments. We should look at their history of SUCCESS and FAILURE before AMATUERS start advising the general public to do something that could get them, or an innocent bystander including a child, maimed or even killed.
My specialty is not only feral hog management but also RISK ANALYSIS. In urban environments TRAPS turn what is an otherwise harmless situation into a FLAT OUT COMMUNITY HAZARD! Texas, along with other states in the south and southeast are ignoring what our counterparts in the NORTH have been dealing with for a lot longer than us. For example the proper means and methods to deal with BEAR and moose who stray into neighborhoods and urban environmants. BOTTOM LINE, -> You don't "piss off" dangerous game in an URBAN SETTING! You don't FEED dangerous animals in urban areas, ETC, ETC. You just don't INVITE them in (by ignoring the problem) and then, when they become a nuisance, start "pissing them off" in our attempts to trap and kill them in the wrong places.
SO, in the discussion of feral hogs, we need to start providing the public with some real information on how to deal with the issue rather than presenting only the DRAMA and SPORT RECREATION portrayed by TV as well as many of our state and local officials. Because the REALITY is, they can be very dangerous when DISGRUNTLED ;-) Just may be, that the person who disgruntled the animal won't be the person receiving the ride in an ambulance to the emergency room to get a "few new holes" stapled up.
I'm not advising we leave them alone and do nothing, but when otherwise not "pissed off" they represent no more threat than a coyote or a deer walking through a yard at night as opposed to an INJURED animal in the FIGHT or FLIGHT mode trying to make an escape through multiple yards. When threatened these animals can and will attack, and they posses formidable weapons to inflict some serious injuries.
To get a good look at what somebody might be dealing with look at the attached photos:
So, rather than taking a risk at placing animals in atttack mode in urban areas, we should start taking a serious look at ALTERNATIVE METHODS to make it UNDESIRABLE for feral swine to VISIT
urban areas. Look at POPULATION REDUCTION/ABATEMENT in the RURAL AREAS where they RESIDE and BREED and are less likely to come in contact with children and innocent bystanders while the "dirty work" is done.
It is not difficult to stop or deter feral swine from VISITING yards, parks, housing developments, schoolyards, parks, and other urban settings in search of food. Leave that responsibility to TRAINED PROFESSIONALS! One of the real problems Texas is faced with is, we need more TRAINED PROFESSIONALS to deal with these invaders PROPERLY in urban areas. That is the hard part along with proper ABATEMENT and MANAGEMENT where they live and breed, which is almost always RURAL wooded and drainage areas. That's where the DANGERS of abatement and removal should be taking place.
SO here's my WARNING to those individuals in residential areas, rural housing developments, and urban settings! DON'T PISS OFF THE HOGS! There are ways to DETER the animals! For example;
à AIR HORNS to scare the animals.
à FIREWORKS to scare the animals.
à Motion sensitive pezio alarms available from most big hardware and lumber stores also from Northern Tool and other ON-LINE Stores.
à STOP FEEDING THE HOGS. Remove wildlife feeders if they are attracting unwanted feral swine.
à Clean up areas where the animals can take refuge. Remove food water and shelter as resources they would use for survival.
à NON-LETHAL measures from trained officials of the city and county municipalities to remove the invaders from parks, residences, and schoolyards.
à Hogs are smart; they will generally stop visiting areas where these tactics are used.
When these tactics fail consider the construction of PROPER FENCING or other obstructions.
We shouldn't advise a resident, who has no experience, to take on a BEAR, nor should we be advising people with no experience to start taking on FERAL SWINE, because pound for pound both are equally as dangerous when they're in a BAD MOOD ;-)
IN general, this is the type of information the public at large should be receiving! Including MEANS and METHODS of DETERRING feral swine from visiting populated areas. ALONG WITH means and methods of ABATEMENT/MANAGEMENT (population control) for rural landowners such as ranchers and farmers. RECOMMENDING or SUGGESTING TRAPS for the public at large, as a removal method in whole, is a MISTAKE and IMPROPER ADVICE for MANY if not MOST.