ALBANY, NY - The State DEC has become concerned about an invasion of feral hogs.
Wildlife experts say taht the hogs, which are abundant in the South, have started creeping into New York State- and they are unwelcome guests.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a new report indicating that feral pigs are breeding in at least three New York counties - Tioga, Cortland and Onondaga.
The concern is that the hogs, which are domestic pigs gone wild, can be devastating to agricultural crops. They can also spread diseases to other wildlife and livestock. Some adult specimens and reach 1,000 pounds.
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Here are some of the concerns about feral hogs:
- Feral swine eat hard mast (acorns and other nuts) and directly compete with deer, bear, turkey, squirrel and waterfowl for food.
- Feral swine consume the nests and eggs of ground nesting birds and reptiles.
- Feral swine will kill and eat fawns and young domestic livestock.
- Feral swine will eat almost any agricultural crop as well as tree seeds and seedlings.
- Their rooting and wallowing habits destroy crops and native vegetation, cause erosion, and negatively affect water quality
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