Very large, very invasive species of the moment

Wild swine. Now in 88 of the state’s 100 counties and expected to be everywhere in the state very soon as they breed like crazy:

Pigs are famous with the public for eating almost anything, famous to hunters as a wily opponent and famous among scientists for an extraordinary reproductive rate.

Female pigs can crank out three litters of up to 12 piglets each in 14 months, little ones that themselves begin reproducing within months.

Michael Lowrey

Michael Lowrey is a contributor to Carolina Journal and a policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation. Lowrey has written numerous articles for the foundation on topics su...

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