Wild Pig Picture Gallery
are called wild boar, razorbacks or wild pigs by folks in Florida
who know of such things. Academicians call them feral pigs - feral
meaning wild or having escaped from domestication and become wild.
Apparently, this is a suitable name because they are pigs, or rather
in the lineage of domesticated pigs, that were brought from Europe
in the mid 1500's by the early Spanish explorers to Florida and
either turned loose for sporting events or when encampments were
abandoned, the swine stock was turned loose to become wild. From
these relatively few pigs the feral pig population has swelled, by
many estimates, to over three million nationally. They are present
in every Florida county, as well as in 35 states. As a note of
caution: these are wild animals and very dangerous when threatened
The Canon EOS Digital Rebel single lens reflex (dSLR) camera was employed for most of the bird photos below. It was equipped with a Sigma zoom lens 200-500 mm, sometimes with a 1.4 tele-extender. All photos on the page are downsized and compressed for loading speed. The high resolution 6.3 megapixel images are archived offline.
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