Last week.....I went with Sam to the farm...to hunt pigs!
How many did we see? ZERO...NO PIGS AT ALL. I'm not good with loud noises, so most of the time, I had my hands up....covering my ears.
Traps are set all over the farm, but it's very hard to catch them in the traps....
Sam and I didn't see anything, but the very next day.....Tucker came across these 6 pigs! They were trapped! OH my....I've never seen pigs that are wild. These things were CRAZY! They would run and ram the pen as hard as they could, over and over again.
We...(Pop's, the daughters, the grandkids, Emily and Me)....loaded the pigs into the trailer and took them to Tucker's pig pens. Unfortunately, the piggies did not make it. Heat and stress I suppose!
Emily.....sitting on the gator. I was sitting in the truck, just in case one of those wild things got loose.
Unloading the pigs at Tucker's.
Needless to say....I sure don't want to be in the wild hog business. It's sad to have to remove them from your land, but....these pigs can destroy a crop in just one night.
Have you ever seen a field where hogs have been rooting all night long? The next morning, it looks like a fresh plowed field!! And....they eat everything.
Feral hogs breed all year round and can have at least two litters a year. Each litter may have as many as a dozen piglets. You can clearly see how this can become a HUGE problem for a farmer!
As for me....I think I'll leave the hog hunting up to the guys. It's too hot and these things scare me. After all...they are WILD.