Hi! hm, I've seen feral hogs rooting up along the right-of-way of the county road about a mile from me. And it was daytime, which is quite unusual. But otherwise, no sign of them on my property or my neighbors. The new highway passes about 8 miles from us, but the problem section where they have the big population of hogs is in the next county south of us, about 30 miles away. That county has a bounty on feral hogs, $2 per tail turned in.
wmw, it's more than just escaping from domestic or captive status. Those that have just
escaped are relatively easy to track & capture or kill. It's the generation after generation after generation of breeding in the wild -- they change in appearance with each generation & all start to look the same, and they become fierce & dangerous -- a pack of them can kill a solitary dog, even one of my Great Pyrenees weighing 100 pounds or more. Potentially they could kill a child. People in Texas consider feral hogs vermin. I'm not certain which of these would be the proper translation of "vermin": Siehe Wörterbuch: vermin