Where are the feral swine? 🐗Nov 04, 2022
Although this isn’t a weird variation of the “Where’s Waldo” game, it’s the same principle (kinda)! A Mississippi State College of Forest Resources graduate student has conducted a study of feral swine, and his work has focused on developing a prioritization tool for the control of the animals across the Southeast’s 108 national wildlife refuges.
- So far, he’s found that the current status of wild pigs at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is somewhere between light and moderate, but statuses are likely worse on several other refuges in the Southeast.
The goal is to identify criteria for each wildlife refuge, which includes the degree of feral swine invasion, the types of damage, and the existing control efforts. Read here for more details!