Gobbling up crops and trampling plants, 'wild pigs are ecological train wrecks'
Since January last year the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry received 81 reports of wild pig sightings
By: Leah Gerber, Orillia Matters (Canada)
Feb 21, 2021
The invasive wild pig problem in Ontario is “definitely on par with Asian carp,” according to one wildlife expert.
Keith Munro is a wildlife biologist with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, overseeing the wild pig portfolio. He spends much of his time trying to spread the word about the problem, and also that Ontario still has a fighting chance to stop it.
Since January last year the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry received 81 reports of wild pig sightings, according to Jolanta Kowalski, a spokesperson for the ministry.
Locations where people report seeing wild pigs over the years range across southern Ontario from Chatham to the Bruce Peninsula in the southwest, Brantford and Dunnville in the southeast, Lefaivre toward Quebec and as far north as Temagami...