Monday, April 29, 2013

Free Pass Fridays Answer: April 26

Sows and pigs often travel in groups called "sounders." Feral hogs (Sus scrofa) can breed any time of year. Females can be mature at 6 months and produce two litters of one to seven piglets every 12–15 months. As a result, feral hog populations can double in four months. Although some piglets die within their first three months, feral hogs generally live to age four or five and sometimes to age eight. Feral hogs are mostly nocturnal. To learn more about feral hogs, check out Missouri Department of Conservation's field guide about feral hogs.

Image of a feral hog

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