Feral Pig, U.S. Fish & Wildlife

State wildlife officials recently captured a number of feral pigs in Faribault County.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources received a call about the animals on the afternoon of Sept 23. Conversation officers responded, but didn’t initially locate the animals.  The following day, a few adults and some piglets were captured east of Blue Earth.  The pigs were turned over to the division of Fish and Wildlife for testing.

According to the DNR, the hogs escaped from a stockyard and went unreported.  The piglets suggest some breeding occurred. In Minnesota, it’s illegal to possess, release, or allow feral swine to run at large.  Doing so could result in a misdemeanor conviction and/or fines.

Swine are not native to North America and can be particularly destructive to an ecosystem if allowed to persist. Unchecked, they can create crop damage and foul water supplies.

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