"Feral Pigs Roam the South. Now Even Northern States Aren’t Safe."

"The swine have established themselves in Canada and are encroaching on border states like Montana and North Dakota."

"HELENA, Mont. — Ranchers and government officials here are keeping watch on an enemy army gathering to the north, along the border with Canada. The invaders are big, testy, tenacious — and they’ll eat absolutely anything.

Feral pigs are widely considered to be the most destructive invasive species in the United States. They can do remarkable damage to the ecosystem, wrecking crops and hunting animals like birds and amphibians to near extinction.

They have wrecked military planes on runways. And although attacks on people are extremely rare, in November feral hogs killed a woman in Texas who was arriving for work in the early morning hours."

Jim Robbins reports for the New York Times December 16, 2019.

Source: NY Times, 12/17/2019