Feral Hogs are one of the most prevalent creatures living in the wild, feral hog removal is such a problem that there are TV series made it. A large boar hog can weigh over 250 pounds, though most hogs weigh in around 150 pounds. A boar is identified by two long tusks in his lower jaw. The sows (females) do not have the same long tusks.
Feral hogs also spread numerous diseases to humans and animals and pose a major threat to livestock. Hogs are known to carry and or transmit pseudorabies, swine brucellosis, tuberculosis, anthrax, and tularemia. Pseudorabies is a viral disease of the central nervous system and can be easily transmitted to cattle, horses, goats, sheep, dogs, and cats. Other wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, opossums, and small rodents can also be fatally infected.
Pseudorabies is different from the rabies virus but is a serious threat to domestic animals and wildlife. Recognized endemic areas of anthrax cases in feral hogs include portions of Texas, Louisiana, California, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, South Dakota, and small areas in other states. Feral Hogs also harbor parasites such as hog lice, ticks, and endoparasites including worms and flukes. All of these things make feral hog removal a top priority anytime you see them on your property.