I like that system! A whole lot easier than putting it in the ground.....
Yes and coyotes for the smaller onesA couple of my neighbors. Only about a mile off US 1. Gators may help with population control here. View attachment 2074655 View attachment 2074656
I live on a barrier island on Florida's East Coast. They live here and they love cats for dinner. I've seen them cross the road at night & early mornings. Only way here for them is to cross a long bridge or swim. They're breeding as people have seen pups.Good possibility. Although I have never seen one, I read recently that there are coyotes here in every Florida county.
Ohio was worried about the rodent population some years back. They brought in coyote to lower the rodent population. Now, we have a bounty on coyote.The hogs are bad here and the deer don’t like to be around them. I heard a local biologist say that you would have to kill 3/4 of the population to break even. They can reproduce at 6months old and have two litters of a dozen or so a year. That adds up real quick. At least they taste good!
If I had to pick one of those three evils I'd have to go with hogs. Gators and pythons in abundance would freak me outEverywhere we explore from The Fl Glades to deep in the Smoky Mts in NC they have everything torn up. This one was on Merritt Island near the Space Center. I pack and carry bear spray, gaiters at all times. I’m sure the gators enjoy them, saw a video of a python taking one down in the Glades. Pythons keep migrating north we’re going to be in big trouble, one was caught on Merritt Island not too long ago View attachment 2074989
I love the taste of wild pork, sows or young boars are best. I let mine soak for several days on ice and keep the blood drained off. It’s best to cut the boars as soon as you can, but they can still smell bad when you’re cooking it. Boar meat will stink the whole house up if he's too big.Wild boar is tasty when ‘cued correctly. I haven’t cooked any python or gator. I have eaten gator and it was “ok”. I’ll take the other white meat.
That is a hold my beer story. LOLIt was a game me and my cousin would play on my great uncle's farm, long ago. His pig pen had a big pile of lumber in the center. You'd jump in the pen and grab a baby pig and it be squealing a way and the mama sow would charge in for the rescue. You'd be running around that pile of lumber in a circle clockwise opposite of her around and around. Then she'd switch and go counter clockwise and do that awhile. Finally she'd just charge though that pile up lumber hurling 2x4s up and out of her way with her snout and as she bust through that's when you drop the little squealer and high tail it for the fence. It was a complete rush, playing that game as a dumb and stupid 13 year.
You sure wouldn’t want to slip and fall playing that game! Sudden death would take on a non-sporting definition. 🐖That is a hold my beer story. LOL
“Someday, there will be vast herds of these, roaming the continent.”They can craterize a plowed or fallow field. They'll dig down a couple of feet chasing tubers and roots, any and all creatures. They eat ground nesting birds and animals, will kill and eat fawns. Would kill and eat us, given half a chance. Someday, there will be vast herds of these, roaming the continent. Shoot them all.
I was thinking like the bison, before the Europeans came. There are already 7 1/2 million of them running free in the U.S. Nevada is probably safe, except for bottom lands and valleys with water. They need some water. Your neighbor states have them. And they do well in summer. We have summer here ( understatement ).“Someday, there will be vast herds of these, roaming the continent.”
According to what I’ve read, they already are roaming (most) of the continent. Not a problem in Nevada, yet. Not sure how they would tolerate Summers.
According to Wildlifeboss.com Iowa has appx. 52,000 happy wild pigs, Oklahoma 750,000. I think the pigs walked to Iowa. Lotsa pig food there.I was told by a DNR officer, circa 2006, that wild hogs were released in our area of Iowa. He said they came out of Oklahoma. They knew the building they were raised in. He said the only thing they didn’t know, was who transported them across state lines: that was the crime. The hogs must have gotten killed off. I haven’t heard a word since 2007.