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AUSTIN (KXAN) — There’s a ticking time bomb when it comes to wild hogs — and the billions in damage they cause.


There are about nine million feral hogs in the U.S. And those numbers are ballooning and increasing the estimated $2.5 billion in damage they already cost in the U.S. each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.


That’s according to Dale Nolte, manager of the National Feral Swine Damage Management Program at the Department of Agriculture, who tells The Atlantic that the increasing numbers of feral hogs in the U.S. is sometimes referred to as a “ferral swine bomb.”


He says because they can reproduce so quickly, it’s very difficult to control the problem.


“To go from a thousand to two thousand, it’s not a big deal,” Nolte told The Atlantic. “But if you’ve got a million, it doesn’t take long to get to four [million], then eight million.”


Nolte says some feral hogs — domestic breeds and European wild boar — have cross-bred and become “what we’d call super-pigs.”



Super-pigs are also able to grow very big — about 75 to 250 pounds on average, the Department of Agriculture says. But they can be twice that size and reach up to three feet in height.


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35 minutes ago, sblfilms said:

We had a lady in the Houston area get mauled to death by a feral hog in the early morning hours when she was going to work. Brutal way to go, attacked by a hog in the dark.



Just ask Sarah Huckabee Sanders husband.



48 minutes ago, skillzdadirecta said:

I blame Muslims... and Kosher Jews... and Vegans.



And Mason from Hannibal.

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