You call those feral pigs? These are feral pigs.
Everything is bigger, better and weirder in Australia.
According to the Courier Mail, trained marksmen have shot dead more than 30,000 feral pigs in north Queensland (that’s the state where Brisbane is, in Australia) in the past two years after scientists warned they were wiping out endangered turtles and causing more than $100 million in agricultural losses.
Gunmen shooting from helicopters used high-powered rifles to cull the pigs in several locations north of Cooktown.
The Minister for National Parks, Steve Dickson, said the cull was necessary with pigs tearing the heart out of northern Australia. Of all Queensland’s feral pests, pigs were by far the worst.
Queensland Government rangers were shocked when they examined the stomach contents of one pig and discovered the remains of more than two dozen turtle hatchlings.
Scientists estimate that Queensland has more than six million feral pigs with 75 per cent of them in far north Queensland.