Wild Pig Picture Gallery

They 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 or provoked.

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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Sow and piglet

Called Razorbacks for the way the hair stands up on the neck and back.

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While in Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest Preserve, these 2 wild pigs came out of a swampy area and strolled up the trail towards me. They kept walking until they spotted me, then turned back into the swamp.

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