To the uninitiated, this farm in southwest Fort Bend County may look like nothing special. But farmer Frank Stazney says it’s really hog heaven.
“You’ve got water, mud, and of course the food. If you are a wild hog this is the place to be. During a drought it’s the only place to be.”
He says they are anything but good neighbors. A pack of wild hogs can do more than $10,000 in damage in a single night with their powerful snouts.
“It’s just like a plow they can take a levy out,” Stazney said.
Farmers like Stazney have been fighting a losing battle against feral hogs.
The numbers vary but there are as many as four million coast to coast. Half live right here in Texas.
They breed like crazy, having three litters a year. Females are ready to start breeding at six months and a single sow can have over 1,300 offspring in just three years.