Brook and others are particularly troubled by the emergence of a “super pig”, created by farmers cross-breeding wild boar and domestic pigs in the 1980s. The result was a larger swine, which produced more meat, and was easier for people to shoot in Canadian hunting reserves.
These pigs escaped captivity and swiftly spread across Canada, with the super pig proving to be an incredibly proficient breeder, Brook said, while its giant size – one pig has been clocked at more than 300kg (661lbs) – makes it able to survive the frigid western Canada winters, where the wind chill can be -50C.
‘Incredibly intelligent, highly elusive’: US faces new threat from Canadian ‘super pig’ (newsbreak.com)
Unknow yet if they like mayo with their burgers and curds with their fries.
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7 thoughts on “The damned Canadians again!”
Gentlemen, fire up your smokers.
What happened to the murder hornets? I thought there was supposed to be a murder hornet invasion?
At least the pigs will be tastier.
Eet ze bugz!
We’re worried about having enough meat for North America. This doesn’t sound like a problem, it sounds like an answer. 🙂
Yes, but … Feral animals can be incredibly damaging to crops. While I am a proud vegetarian once removed, I am leery about the damage potential.
Boris, you’re correct that feral animals can damage crops (and fighter jets: https://feralhogs.extension.org/vehicle-collisions-with-feral-hogs/). But here’s the thing… those hogs wouldn’t be feral if people had a) taken care of them properly and b) permission to shoot on sight.
I understand hunting limits on bears, moose, elk, and other animals that we tend to overhunt and that we want to keep good numbers of. Feral hogs are not on that list, and shouldn’t be rationed. Make hunting them open, and the problem (on our side of the border, at least) will disappear.
In God’s country, Texas, we hunt invasive animals from helicopters, the roadside, out the window, wherever we want. Pig is tasty.
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