Officials plan to cull feral pigs at Arizona wildlife refuge
LAKE HAVASU CITY - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has submitted a plan to eliminate feral pigs at a wildlife refuge near the Arizona-California border.
The agency said the hogs within Havasu National Wildlife Refuge threaten native wildlife, natural habitats and public safety, Today’s News-Herald reported.
“Feral hogs create extensive damage to habitat by rooting for food,” Brenda Zaun, a Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, said in a statement. “Our biggest concern is for public safety. These invasive swine carry a host of diseases including leptospirosis, salmonella and E. coli, which... read more