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Feral Swine

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Reproductive Strategy Feral pigs can breed at any time with a gestation of 115 days. A female is sexually mature at 1 year of age. Litter sizes range from 1-8 piglets; sows aggressively protect their young. Due to their hardiness and ability to adapt to a wide range of weather conditions and food sources, feral swine can triple their population in a year. (Barbaro 2017) Wild boars are proficient in reproducing during any time during the year, as there is no defined mating period or season for the current majority of wild boars living in the southeastern U.S. Mating, which is usually dependent on the climate, which can directly affect food availability in other species of mammals. (Wickline 2014) There are factors that can limit the mating of
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