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Wild pig population blooming in San Diego County; Supervisors look into reducing problem to avoid spread of disease


Last updated 3/14/2012 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted today to have staffers look at ways of getting rid of an estimated 150 wild pigs countywide.

Feral pigs are not native to the area. The rooting creatures can tear up oak seedlings and crops, pollute streams and spread diseases. The progenitors of the local population are believed to be a Russian variety of pig that was released in the San Diego River watershed about four years ago by someone raising them on the Capitan Grande Indian Reservation.

Most of the pigs have been found on publicly owned land managed by the Cleveland Nati...

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