European Wild Boar

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European Wild Boar

•fast, nocturnal, and very good swimmers•usually unagressive towards humans, but can be dangerous•competitive exclusion•gray wolves and tigers•very broad omnivorus diet, prey on everything from leaves to bugs to deer and livestock

bulky, massively builtshort and thin legsshort but huge trunkusually weigh between 110-200 lbs, but may weigh as little as 90 or as much as 800 depending on area, age, and other factorsadult males have very large canine teeth, 3-5 inches exposed, usually mistaken as tusks because they grow sideways

Invasion•Eurasia•invasive to North America •1912•Hooper Bald, North Carolina•imported as food source•escaped/released from domestication

squeaker - 0-10 monthsjuvenile - 10-12 monthspig of the sounder - two yearsboar of the 3rd/4th/5th year -3/4/5 yearsold boar - 6 yearsgrand old boar - over 7 years

European Wild Boar

-Sus scrofa Linnaeus- wild boar, wild hog, feral pig, feral hog, Old World swine, razorback, Eurasian wild boar, Russian wild boar

Prevention/How to stop it•hunting•trapping•no toxicants/repellants


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