What is in this article?:
- Wild hogs invading New Mexico rangeland
- Farmers and ranchers across Eastern New Mexico have been complaining that feral swine have been ravaging range and farmland, destroying milo and sorghum crops and rooting up wheat fields.
- Feral swine do $800 million in damage annually across the United States.
• Feral swine do $800 million in damage annually across the United States.
• Wild hogs begin breeding as young as six months and produce two litters of six to nine offspring annually.
• A hog population can double in four months.
• The average weight of a feral hog is 120 pounds, though they can grow to more than 400 pounds.
• They have razor sharp tusks that can grow to 5 inches.
• Feral hogs prefer to run from humans, but have been known to attack under duress.