Huge wild pigs roam in Canada's hinterland


spaminator
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Huge wild pigs roam in Canada's hinterland
Kevin Connor
Published:
April 7, 2020
Updated:
April 7, 2020 2:50 PM EDT
These two wild pigs were spotted in Norfolk County a few years ago. (Toronto Sun files)
Ever heard of a pigloo?
It’s not some game but a feral pig that roams the wilds of Canada and can grow to 600 lbs.
“These wild pigs exist in Ontario,” said Stacy Ash, of Ontario Pork.
In the 1980s-90s, some farmers imported wild boars to Canada — mostly in the Prairies — to be raised for meat but many escaped captivity and bred like bunnies.
At first, it was thought they’d die during the winter, but the hardy creatures survived and spread out and can now be found anywhere from British Columbia to the Maritimes.
“They have wandered across the country,” Ash said. “The concern is they could spread disease to domestic pigs.”
These swine — no one can say how many exist — have even caught the attention of National Geographic.
“The rooting is really something to see. It’s almost like a small backhoe has gone through some of these pastures,” Perry Abramenko, a pest program specialist with the Alberta government, told the magazine.

http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...das-hinterland
 
bill barilko
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This article is a literal crock of pig shit-there are no 300 kg Boars wandering the bush in Canada and if you knew anything about swine you'd see the critters in the photos don't even weigh 30 kg apiece.

In any case we're prepared here in BC it's Open Season all year long and anyone with a gun can shoot a feral pig wherever/whenever; we've seen the damage they do in the southern US states and no one wants anything even remotely similar.

If you don't believe me about bee ess in that idiotic article do a search on Canadian hunting forums if there were animals that size to be shot they'd be there dead as last week's news but there are none.
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

This article is a literal crock of pig shit-there are no 300 kg Boars wandering the bush in Canada and if you knew anything about swine you'd see the critters in the photos don't even weigh 30 kg apiece.

In any case we're prepared here in BC it's Open Season all year long and anyone with a gun can shoot a feral pig wherever/whenever; we've seen the damage they do in the southern US states and no one wants anything even remotely similar.

If you don't believe me about bee ess in that idiotic article do a search on Canadian hunting forums if there were animals that size to be shot they'd be there dead as last week's news but there are none.

I don't know anything about pigs. I only know that they enjoy posting here. I don't analyse shit. I just saw a pic of some scary looking pigs is all.
 
NZDoug
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They don't stand a chance, like al animals.
They can't even afford drones.
Killl them,. who's the winner?
Last edited by NZDoug; Apr 9th, 2020 at 04:41 AM..Reason: L
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

This article is a literal crock of pig shit-there are no 300 kg Boars wandering the bush in Canada and if you knew anything about swine you'd see the critters in the photos don't even weigh 30 kg apiece.
In any case we're prepared here in BC it's Open Season all year long and anyone with a gun can shoot a feral pig wherever/whenever; we've seen the damage they do in the southern US states and no one wants anything even remotely similar.
If you don't believe me about bee ess in that idiotic article do a search on Canadian hunting forums if there were animals that size to be shot they'd be there dead as last week's news but there are none.

I've seen 600lb pigs in Winnipeg.

Wild pigs typically weigh between 55kg and 115kg.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

I've seen 600lb pigs in Winnipeg.

Wild pigs typically weigh between 55kg and 115kg.

www.scic.ca/wildlife/feral-wild-boar-control-program/