The Behaviour of Feral Pigs, Sus scrofa, in Flocks of Lambing Ewes

@inproceedings{Pavlov1982TheBO,
  title={The Behaviour of Feral Pigs, Sus scrofa, in Flocks of Lambing Ewes},
  author={P. S. Pavlov and James Hone},
  year={1982}
}
The behaviour of feral pigs in flocks of lambing ewes was studied in New South Wales during autumn and spring in both 1978 and 1979. Pigs were shown to be predators of lambs. Pig activity caused some disturbance to the flock on 77.5% of the observed occasions they were within 100 m of lambing flocks. Lambs were caught in 10 of 42 (23.8%) of observed chases. The feeding sequence on lambs by feral pigs follows a distinct pattern, and carcasses left at different stages of consumption can implicate… CONTINUE READING

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