We have a lot of strange and unusual creatures in the Australian outback, and I’ve written about quite a few. We’ve got…
So, what else have we got out there?
They escaped, went wild, and like all the other imported species, they really flourished in the Australian environment. What makes this so surprising though, is pigs do not like the heat. If they are not in the shade they can die in about six hours without water in anything above 30° C.
Nobody knows how many feral pigs we have in Australia, but their population could be as high as 23.5 million! If that’s true, they outnumber all us peeps!
That said, there may be as few as 3 million, but whatever their number, they caused huge environmental damage and no end of problems to farmers. They are another imported Australian pest and as such are fair game for Australian hunters.
Here’s a fascinating video about our feral pigs in Australia…