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McKinney is known for its nature, and various wildlife calls the city home. Since feral hogs do best in their natural environment and not in developed cities, the city has contracted with USDA-Texas Wildlife Services to help remove feral hogs who have become a public safety concern from public property.
For more information about USDA-Texas Wildlife Services' private removal services, contact:
Adam HenryWildlife Damage Management Biologist - UrbanUSDA-Texas Wildlife Services817-978-2630
All wild animals can potentially be dangerous, especially when wounded or cornered. In a natural state, feral hogs are not considered dangerous and prefer to run and escape danger.
Extreme caution should be maintained when encountering any wounded, cornered, trapped animal or females with young.
In a word, everything. Feral hogs are omnivorous, meaning they eat both plant and animal matter. They are very opportunistic feeders, and much of their diet is based on availability.
Foods include grasses, forbs, roots and tubers, browse, acorns, fruits, and bulbs. Animal matter includes invertebrates (insects, snails, and earthworms), reptiles, and birds. Hogs will also feed on domestic animals if given the opportunity.