The wild boar is also known as a feral hog and a wild pig. The ancestors of these animals were brought over to the U.S. in 1600s as a food source, and some were released into the wild. They were later joined by other pigs that escaped from farms or were purposefully released by irresponsible pet owners. While back in the days wild hogs used to have natural predators such as wolves and cougars, there’s not many of them left, so the pig population can grow out of control.
Wild boars cause significant damage to ecosystems due to their feeding habits. They dig out roots, eat eggs of ground-nesting birds and animals and leave behind nothing but bare dirt. To prevent this devastation, the feral hog population has to be kept in check.
If you come in contact with a feral hog on your property, contact us today for wild boar removal in Maryland.