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Dimensions3734 x 2100
Original file size4.28 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken11-Mar-12 09:10
Date modified25-Mar-12 08:42
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark III
Focal length840 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/320 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 640
Metering modePattern
_MG_0057 Feral Sows

_MG_0057 Feral Sows

The feral piggy is a true problem to the environment. They don't create the "unnatural trails" of the bison but uproot and till acres of wilderness.

The drought allowed the porcine patrol to venture to the side of the LaChua Trail.

Approximately 60-80 acres of the adjacent terrain has been rooted to a depth of 18-24 inches.

The fresh tilling of the soli destroys much of the native vegetation and presents an opportunity for "invasives" to take over.

Here's some additional information:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/A-Plague-of-Pigs-in-Texas.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/07/feral-pigs-florida_n_805829.html

(links indicate the source of the information.)

Oh yeah! Hornady contributes some additional data:

Pig in photo: Bearing 170 degrees off LaChua Plaform Range 260 yards ( Goggle Earth!)

223 rem Hornady Vmax 40 gr.

100- +0.9" 200- 0.0" 300- -5.5"

308 Win. Hornady Superperformance 150 gr.

100- +1.5" 200- 0.0" 300- -6.9"

Adjust +1.5" for sound suppressed equipment