RED ALERT: Canadian "Super Pigs", "A Highly Intelligent, Possibly Invincible" Cross Between Wild Boars And Domestic Pigs, Are Invading The Northern U.S.
Just last week I blogged about the wild boars of Europe terrorizing cities like Rome, saying how lucky we are not to have the problem here in the states.
Well it looks like I spoke to soon. Because thanks to Canada, it appears an even bigger issue, in the form of a beast called the "Super Pig", is knocking at our door.
The Guardian- For decades, wild pigs have been antagonizing flora and fauna in the US: gobbling up crops, spreading disease and even killing deer and elk.
Now, as fears over the potential of the pig impact in the US grow, North America is also facing a new swine-related threat, as a Canadian “super pig”, a giant, “incredibly intelligent, highly elusive” beast capable of surviving cold climates by tunneling under snow, is poised to infiltrate the north of the country.
The emergence of the so-called super pig, a result of cross-breeding domestic pigs with wild boars, only adds to the problems the US faces from the swine invasion.
Pigs are not native to the US, but have wrought havoc in recent decades: the government estimates the country’s approximately 6 million wild, or feral, pigs cause $1.5bn of damage each year.
The wild pigs are also responsible for a laundry list of environmental damages, ranging from eating innocent farmers’ crops to destroying trees and polluting water.
Well it should come as no surprise that once again Canada has failed us. And left us to clean up their mess.
But that's besides the point now. What's done is done. It's time to focus on the problem and find a solution.
But first, can I ask a question? My question is how can something so freaking adorable like these little piglets
turn into something so gruesome and disgusting like this?
Now why India is reporting on this issue affecting Canada and the United States, I haven't the slightest idea and I haven't been able to find anything from a national news source.
All I know is this is major cause for alarm, because once again, wild boars are no fucking joke. Call me a crackpot and scoff all you want, when the Super Pigs come for you, we'll see who's laughing then.
I mean look at this shit -
So what exactly is, a super pig?
Brook and others are particularly troubled by the emergence of a “super pig”, created by farmers cross-breeding wild boar and domestic pigs in the 1980s. The result was a larger swine, which produced more meat, and was easier for people to shoot in Canadian hunting reserves.
These pigs escaped captivity and swiftly spread across Canada, with the super pig proving to be an incredibly proficient breeder, Brook said, while its giant size – one pig has been clocked at more than 300kg (661lbs) – makes it able to survive the frigid western Canada winters, where the wind chill can be -50C.
“All the experts said at that time: ‘Well, no worries. If a wild pig or a wild boar ever escaped from a farm, there’s no way it would survive a western Canadian winter. It would just freeze to death.’
“Well, it turns out that being big is a huge advantage to surviving in the cold.”
The pigs survive extreme weather by tunneling up to 2 meters under snow, Brook said, creating a snow cave.
They eat EVERYTHING.
Field and Stream expert 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. Originally, it was like ‘wow, this is something we can hunt.’ But it’s become clear that they’re threatening our whitetail deer, elk, and especially, waterfowl. Not to mention the crop damage. The downsides outweigh any benefit wild hogs may have as a huntable species. We should be worried, because we know the biology. They’re called an ecological train wreck for a reason.”
They're fucking smart too.
“Wild pigs are easily the worst invasive large mammal on the planet,” said Ryan Brook.
“They’re incredibly intelligent. They’re highly elusive, and also when there’s any pressure on them, especially if people start hunting them, they become almost completely nocturnal, and they become very elusive – hiding in heavy forest cover, and they disappear into wetlands and they can be very hard to locate.”
Also, not to mention, they're filthy fucking pigs!
They also carry diseases such as swine brucellosis, pseudorabies, leptospirosis, and trichinosis.
Well isn't this great? We have giant, fearless beasts that are also incredibly intelligent, on the loose now, penetrating our northern border, and multiplying in numbers.
Want some more good news?
We don't stand a chance in stopping them.
“Probably as late as maybe 2010 to 2012, there was probably a reasonable chance of finding and removing them. But now, they’re so widespread, and so abundant, that certainly as late as 2018 or 19 I stopped saying that eradication was possible. They’re just so established,” Brook said.
“They’ve definitely moved in, and they’re here to stay.”
Well that's great. Add one more thing to the list of nightmares we have to deal with. Smart as fuck, wild, super pigs running around, tearing up farmland, and terrorizing and killing people and pets.
Sydnie Wells, get to the choppa!