Feral swine, "the worst invasive species we'll ever see"

Jun 6, 2018
The hogs will eat just about anything, and landowners in Texas are at their wits' end. The USDA is developing a poison. "We’re out of options,” an agency researcher says.
Jackie Brister's ranch hand, Roberto Olvera, caught this feral hog running through his boss' wheat. He'll sell it to a meat processor one county over.
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In Texas, hunting hogs out of a helicopter is big business

May 25, 2018
Feral hogs cause millions of dollars in damage to crops across the U.S.
Coulter Airfield in Bryan, Texas is about an hour and a half northwest of Houston. It's where the helicopter hog hunting business, Helibacon, is based.
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