A research scientist believes the US is in the middle of a ‘Pig Bomb’ – where feral hogs are increasing in huge numbers.
Dr. Jack Mayer, a zoologist whose been researching wild pigs for 40 years, has warned that the population could keep growing unless there is a swine flu epidemic.
His comments come just a week after a caregiver was mauled to death by wild hogs in Texas.
Christine Rollins, 59, was attacked and killed outside the home of the elderly couple she was looking after in what the local sheriff described as ‘one of the worst things he has seen’.
It’s unclear what provoked the attack by multiple animals, by Mayer claims that deadly wild hog attacks are more common than shark confrontations.
They are responsible for six a year on average, ‘but you never read about them’ he said.
‘It’s a crazy situation with everything that’s happened in what I call the Pig Bomb, which has exploded in North America,’ Jack Mayer told The Daily Beast about the wild population of six million and two million in Texas alone.
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Source: Daily Mail