Monday, March 13, 2017

Invasive Wild Pigs Are Spreading Across The United States

By Robert Martin
    A new study predicts that invasive wild pigs could soon be a major problem from coast to coast.
   The study published in The Journal of Applied Ecology this week found the United States' wild pig population is steadily growing and predicts that the animals could inhabit most counties in the continental U.S. within three to five decades. Researchers developed a model for the study that examined the pigs' expansion from 1982-2012. Looking at where the pigs started and where they are now, the study's authors hoped to make accurate predictions as to where they may go next.
   Wild boars are most concentrated in the southern half of the country where more than 6 million pigs are spread across 35 states. The study noted that climate change could play a large role in their next move...

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