Drought makes pigs 'sitting ducks'Amy McCosker, Monday October 14, 2013 - 12:03 EDT
Dry conditions have offered a great opportunity for the control of feral pigs says one expert.
Dr Jim Mitchell has 30 years of experience with feral pig control and says pigs are heavily reliant on water meaning in drought they are an easy target.
He says while number of the pests may drop during dry times, landowners must remain vigilant.
"Where ever water is concentrated the pig population will concentrate so you can target the animals in smaller areas and it will cost you less to do the control," he says.
"So when you've got restricted water sources that's the best time to target pigs because they are so dependant on water."
© ABC 2013
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