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Wild boars with razor-sharp tusks invade upstate New York
New York Times via MSNBC ^ | 3-12-12 | LISA W. FODERARO

Posted on 03/12/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT by dynachrome

PERU, N.Y. — They roam by night, picking cornstalks clean, making off with apple crops. They have almost no natural predators, but they have razor-sharp tusks and a seemingly bottomless appetite for plants and animals. Their population can triple in one year.

They are feral pigs, and while they have long plagued parts of the Southern and Western United States, now they have become a problem in the peaceful Champlain Valley of New York, an agricultural heartland on the edge of the Adirondacks.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: boars; chupacabra; newyork; wildboar; wildboars
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Time to put a little pork on the table
1 posted on 03/12/2012 4:51:20 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

MASSIVE barbeque!


2 posted on 03/12/2012 4:53:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: dynachrome

Tomorrow’s Headline —

“Bloomberg Calls For Ban On Razor-Sharp Tusks”


3 posted on 03/12/2012 4:53:22 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: dynachrome

They’re called “democrats”, thank you. Get GOREd, liberals!


4 posted on 03/12/2012 4:56:57 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: dynachrome

Nope- all we got here is fishers, racoons, possums n squirrels. I think all the coydogs done finished all the porkers off up here.


5 posted on 03/12/2012 4:58:14 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (No Pork ?//??? ? ?? ``?? Who knew?)
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To: dynachrome

Holy Javelina Batman...they’re coming toward Gotham!


6 posted on 03/12/2012 5:00:48 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

They should taste pretty good since they are feasting on apples and other goodies.

Gotta have a lisence to shoot ‘em on your own land I guess. New York sux for gun laws.

“advises those with small game licenses to “shoot and keep feral swine at any time and in any number.”


7 posted on 03/12/2012 5:02:16 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: bunkerhill7

You have some pretty feisty coyotes, then. The javelinas are all over Texas, coyotes or not.


8 posted on 03/12/2012 5:04:34 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

They heard liberals don’t own guns.


9 posted on 03/12/2012 5:04:44 PM PDT by pallis
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To: dynachrome

Lock up Old Yeller.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 5:05:46 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: gorush

“they’re coming toward Gotham!”

The crackheads would take care of ‘em!


11 posted on 03/12/2012 5:07:28 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Put a bounty on them and they’ll be gone before you know it.


12 posted on 03/12/2012 5:08:02 PM PDT by tiki
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To: dynachrome

I’ve heard javelinas can be pretty fiesty. Here in Florida the coyotes don’t much bother the wild hogs. The panthers will take them at will but not much else does.


13 posted on 03/12/2012 5:08:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dynachrome

Problem is, some are diseased......not good for ribs: )


14 posted on 03/12/2012 5:09:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: tiki

They’ve tried that in some southern states, as well as no bag-limits for hunters. It still hasn’t been enough.


15 posted on 03/12/2012 5:11:55 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I’m told that they are pretty lean.


16 posted on 03/12/2012 5:12:10 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Snow get pretty deep up there, how do they make a living, wear mink.


17 posted on 03/12/2012 5:12:51 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: dynachrome

Democrat politicians looking for easy money..............


18 posted on 03/12/2012 5:13:10 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Why do we eat Soylindra Green?)
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To: dynachrome

Great area for apple picking...this should make it a little more interesting this fall...


19 posted on 03/12/2012 5:13:54 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: dynachrome

We just thought they were vacationing Manhattanites.


20 posted on 03/12/2012 5:14:04 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: dynachrome

Feral pigs are also endemic in blue states and universities.


21 posted on 03/12/2012 5:18:44 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: dynachrome

The coydogs run in large packs. They take down full size deer here right 50 yards from my front porch. One winter night they ran `round and ``round the house. I counted 18 going by in the moonlight. There are also large wolves here, bigger than a German Shepherd, but these mostly are loners.
None of the hunters here I know has ever even seen a porker anywhere. Just could be they are eating apples. The local apple orchards here 3 miles and 12 miles away don`t have any porkers around coz there are cougars in the area all the time at night going after deer that feed in the cornfields. My house is 60 miles from Peru.


22 posted on 03/12/2012 5:21:18 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (No Pork ?//??? ? ?? ``?? Who knew?)
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To: bunkerhill7
The pigs are smart. Period.

We have some cougars around here...and plenty of deer too.

I see more deer than anything....but the pigs ARE here.

23 posted on 03/12/2012 5:30:30 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Why do we eat Soylindra Green?)
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To: bunkerhill7

Yeah right!

no coydog that ever lived could take a wild boar.


24 posted on 03/12/2012 5:32:21 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: tiki

Yeah, good luck with that.

lol. They are a plague. Don’t ask me how I know. Y’all have my sympathies. No, really, you do.

They are fun to shoot, though.


25 posted on 03/12/2012 5:33:59 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO)
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To: dynachrome

Great area for apple picking...this should make it a little more interesting this fall...


26 posted on 03/12/2012 5:34:20 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: dynachrome

“Wild boars with razor-sharp tusks”

“They have to drink, don’t they? We will release bull sharks with frikkin’ lasers on their heads into the New York state lakes, rivers and streams. This is why I get paid the big bucks.”
The Great Toothless Zero Speaks—Let It Be Writ, Let It Be Done


27 posted on 03/12/2012 5:36:22 PM PDT by tumblindice ( our new, happy lives)
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To: dynachrome

Good pig.

28 posted on 03/12/2012 5:38:27 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Mesquite woodfire takes care of disease (as does any heat used for cooking) (Greenhorns, sigh)

You know nothing of wild pig. I have been eating on them a long time, dude. Please stop with the misinformation, you make yourself look foolish.


29 posted on 03/12/2012 5:40:38 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

We have hog shoots and smokin’ events in Texas. Yum! Who is going to do that in NY? Wild boars are bad enough, but fortunately, they don’t have rattlers in NY. :)


30 posted on 03/12/2012 5:41:53 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: driftdiver

Our contractor, in Arizona, said that dogs get ripped up by Javelina. I suspect that panthers can hang on their backs while they go after the neck.

We just bought a house on “Javelina Road”. During the escrow period while we could still back out we were standing in the back yard with the Realtor when two javelina came around the side of the house and wandered into the forest behind the house. I told the Realtor that if this house had been on “Grizzly Road” the deal was OFF!


31 posted on 03/12/2012 5:44:12 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: tumblindice

lol


32 posted on 03/12/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO)
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To: SaraJohnson

lol


33 posted on 03/12/2012 5:47:18 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO)
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To: MrBambaLaMamba

Holy carp! Fire up the godzilla sized barbecue!


34 posted on 03/12/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Iowa Granny

Marking for research project


35 posted on 03/12/2012 5:47:58 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (Clintion ruined a dress, but Obama ruined a Nation.)
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To: dynachrome

They don’t have a problem here in Md. We love Bacon.


36 posted on 03/12/2012 5:49:40 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: dynachrome

In WNY we call them politicians


37 posted on 03/12/2012 5:53:18 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: dynachrome

I thought Jerry Nadler lost weight...


38 posted on 03/12/2012 5:53:35 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: dynachrome

Exceptionally lean, and fat free too!

A baby just off of the tittie is tender and succulent; and tasty as well! lol! They die easy with a .22 to the head( or a .223, see my page )!

Crockpot tittie pork rocks! With onions, garlic and your choice of sauce!

mm-hmm!


39 posted on 03/12/2012 5:54:28 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO)
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To: waterhill

Sounds good to me! I’m thinking use the .223 just in case momma is around and objects.


40 posted on 03/12/2012 5:56:58 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Osage Orange

You have Eastern Cougars that the state fish & game people swear don’t exist? Like they do here in Va.


41 posted on 03/12/2012 6:00:53 PM PDT by Reily
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To: dynachrome

Thats the best idea, ‘cause you never know...( a .223 )
Nice tagline, btw.


42 posted on 03/12/2012 6:03:49 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO)
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To: dynachrome

43 posted on 03/12/2012 6:15:21 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Problem is, some are diseased......not good for ribs: )

Nahhhh. Just put extra dry rub on em.
44 posted on 03/12/2012 6:16:48 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: SaraJohnson

not true - threre is a variant called the pygmy rattler


45 posted on 03/12/2012 6:17:10 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: mamelukesabre

takes a dozen or so, not one.


46 posted on 03/12/2012 6:17:10 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (No Pork ?//??? ? ?? ``?? Who knew?)
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To: dynachrome
Grew up in that area. Unless the locals have really marsh mellowed out, I see a whole new world of opportunity opening for the home-folks.

SARANAC (and not the lake!)

47 posted on 03/12/2012 6:18:47 PM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: dynachrome
"Wild boars with razor-sharp tusks invade upstate New York"

So, I guess Hillary's back in town, eh?

48 posted on 03/12/2012 6:21:37 PM PDT by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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To: dynachrome

“Gotta have a lisence to shoot ‘em on your own land I guess.”

Here in NC no license is required 24/7, 365 for feral pigs.


49 posted on 03/12/2012 6:26:59 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: waterhill

“Nice tagline”

Stolen from an anonymous poster on survivalblog.com


50 posted on 03/12/2012 6:37:02 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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