Conflict with People

Conflict with People

Damage to Property
Feral swine rooting damages lawns Feral swine feeding and rooting activities can destroy lawns, recreational areas, playing fields, and turf. Some diseases often found in feral swine could affect pets.

Damage to Agriculture
Feral swine near livestock In addition to rooting and trampling, feral swine may consume field crops such as corn, peanuts, milo, rice, and wheat. They are opportunistic predators, and may prey upon young livestock and other small animals. Feral swine can also transmit several diseases to livestock, including cattle, pigs, and horses. >>More

Damage to Natural Resources
Feral swine trampling and rooting destroys some types of plants Rooting and wallowing activities of feral swine cause erosion to the banks of rivers and streams, and their trampling and feeding can harm rare native plants and ecosystems. Feral swine also compete with native wildlife for food and prey upon turtles and ground nesting birds.

Human Health & Safety Concerns
Feral swine Human health and safety issues associated with feral swine typically are the potential for disease transmission, vehicle collisions, and aggressive behavior. >>More

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