A new innovation to capture America’s most destructive species

A new innovation called the “pig brig” might be the answer to battling wild hogs.

Hunting is the common method, but it has had little success in eradicating the beasts. The “pig brig,” created by an ecologist focused on invasive species, is similar to other corral-type traps, but it is made with netting.

When the hog roots, they become trapped, similar to how a lobster trap works.

It is estimated the U.S. wild hog herd is 6-9 million head and causes more than $2.5 billion in damages each year.


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