What Do Wild Hog Tracks Look Like?
Wild hog tracks and deer footprints are easily mistaken for each other because both animals have hoofs and damage plants. Deer and pigs have two toes on their feet that leave narrow, oblong shapes in mud or dirt. A few factors provide the key to telling these two pests apart:
- Wild hog tracks have blunt toes and an overall rounded look.
- Deer prints have pointed toes, and prints are heart or spade-shaped
- Feral pigs often deposit mud and hair when rubbing against fences and trees.
Footprints not only point to an infestation, but they can also help with control. Trails left behind by feral pigs give residents an idea of the number of the pests that live nearby. Well-worn trails signal a favorite route. Overeaten plants along these pathways may also point to large groups since wild hogs have a tendency to destroy foliage.
Feral pigs enjoy rolling in muddy patches of fields and yards to cool off on hot days. Because wet soil holds animal prints, this is a good place to look for tracks. Residents should also look around trees and fences, which wild hogs like to use as scratching posts, as well as near gardens and other food sources.
Getting Rid of Wild Hogs
When these pests infest yards, they can cause a great deal of lawn damage in the process. For those who keep livestock, the risk of disease transmission may be an even more serious concern. Residents who find wild hog tracks can Contact Us.
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