Wild boars are making a comeback and scientists are concerned.
According to a report in Cottage Life the razor-sharp tusked Eurasian boar was introduced to Ontario in 2001 as livestock, but some have escaped and caused damage in Saskatchewan and several American states.
A biologist with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters says the wild pigs are “terribly destructive” ripping up vegetation and soil to eat the roots of plants.
They also prey in reptiles, amphibians, small mammals and the eggs of ground-nesting birds.
And with an average weight to 150-200 pounds, they can also be dangerous to humans and pets.
So far there have been wild boar sightings all across Southern Ontario, from London in the southwest to east of Ottawa and as far north as Algonquin Provincial Park.