Canadian super pigs attacked the northern states of the USA
Categories: Animals | North AmericaBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/canadian-super-pigs-attacked-the-northern-states-of-the-usa
People are very often dissatisfied with the creations of nature and strive to improve them using knowledge and technology. So broiler chickens, dairy cows, Arabian horses and... Canadian super pigs were born. In their quest to get pigs that give more meat and are less prone to diseases, breeders from Canada has crossed domestic pigs with wild ones. What came out of it, we will tell you now.
The experiment on breeding a hybrid of wild and domestic pigs took place back in the 80s. It was deemed a success. It's hard to argue with this, because as a result of crossing, they received all the best from their ancestors. They are prolific, have excellent immunity and at the same time reach a weight of 300 kg.
As a bonus, the Canadian super pigs also received high intelligence, as well as the ability to survive in the wild. It is these qualities that have led to the troubles that residents of Canada and several US states bordering it have today. Pigs that managed to escape from farms did not die in the wild. They quickly adapted and began to actively reproduce.
They called these animals super pigs for a reason. In addition to a solid weight and a remarkable mind for a pig, they received a lot of important abilities. Hybrids have great strength and endurance. There are cases when such a pig easily overcame a distance of 40 km in a day! They also proved to be very resistant to low temperatures. The winter frosts peculiar to Canada, reaching -50 degrees Celsius, are tolerated by animals without consequences.
Super pigs make passages under a two-meter layer of snow and arrange a shelter there. They are so smart that they have learned to chop dry cattail with their tusks and make a warm litter out of it. Such a pig shelter looks like a bear den from the outside. This is an impressive-sized hole in the snow, from which steam comes out.
So the scientists' hopes that the mutant pig would be unviable outside the farm were not justified. Animals quickly began to capture significant areas of the forest, and to get food in farm fields and vegetable gardens. They cause damage even to gardens, as they are able to literally uproot trees in search of fruit.
Super pigs also cause damage to the habitat. They plow whole hectares of forest, kill turkeys, deer and young moose, pollute reservoirs. These animals are also dangerous for humans, since they inherited aggressiveness from their forest ancestors. Like wild boars, hybrids with a brood attack people without hesitation and are capable of inflicting fatal wounds. In addition, scientists have found out that the artificially bred breed spreads infections to which forest animals have no immunity.
American farmers are especially dissatisfied with the new inhabitants of the forests. They know perfectly well who made a fatal mistake and are outraged that they have to suffer too. In some areas, hybrids cause millions of dollars in damage to farms.
Super pigs are constantly hunted, but it is much more difficult to get such an animal than an ordinary wild pig. Therefore, even the most radical measures are not yet successful.
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