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An exploding population of hard-to-eradicate “super pigs” in Canada is threatening to spill south of the border – with northern states like Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana taking steps to stop the invasion.

In Canada, the wild pigs roaming Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba pose a new threat. They are often crossbreeds that combine the survival skills of wild Eurasian boar with the size and high fertility of domestic swine to create a “super pig”.

The fertility rate is so high – with a sow able to have six piglets in a litter and raise two litters in a year – there’s a danger of the population getting out of control and heading into the US.

Ryan Brook, a professor at the University of Saskatchewan and one of Canada’s leading authorities on the problem, calls feral swine, “the most invasive animal on the planet” and “an ecological train wreck.”

Pigs are not native to North America. While they’ve roamed parts …

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