( 4UMF NEWS ) NY Hogs Gone Wild:
The Champlain Valley , in upstate NY , is being over run with feral hogs. The feral hogs have razor sharp teeth and ferocious appetites , destroying the fragile ecological system in the region by uprooting plants , and eating insects, reptile and ground nesting birds.
The feral hogs begin breeding at six months old and generally have litters of up to 10 hogs. The cold weather kept many litters small , but the hog population is still increasing to dangerous levels.
NY state has relaxed it’s hunting regulations for hogs. The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Web site advises those with small game licenses to “shoot and keep feral swine at any time and in any number “ . Feral swine carry and can transmit several serious diseases including swine brucellosis, E. coli, trichinosis, and pseudorabies to livestock and /or humans.
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