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Wild pigs affect Alabama wildlife and water

Researchers in Alabama are investigating the impacts of wild pigs on wildlife and the environment. Forthcoming research suggests that wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) numbers jump significantly two years after feral hogs (Sus scrofa) are removed.

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JWM: Landfills bolster wild pig numbers

Landfills may bolster wild pig numbers by providing a supplemental food source, increasing their size and boosting reproduction. The giant trash heaps might also serve as vectors for the transmission of diseases and cause an