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 are both signs of infestation, and tools to help with controlling Wild Hogs. The trails that they leave can allow humans to gauge the quantity of the infestation. If trails are well-worn down, and the plants long this route have been eaten, then hogs are likely using that route to travel routinely.
Feral pigs can be found rolling around in fields of mud to cool down when it is hot out. This wet soil will hold the mold of their prints, making it a great place to look for tracks. Residents should also look to treesm fences and posts to find tracks nearby, as Wild Hogs use them to scratch when they are itchy.
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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